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Quartus Prime Pro 23.1 can't read my existing STP file

PrivateIsland
Beginner
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Hello,

 

When trying to open my existing STP file from a previous Quartus release, I get the following error:

 

"Error(267000): Quartus Prime software encountered an error while reading Signal Tap File <file>, with message "element name expected" "

It then opens up an empty STP GUI.

 

Is there a workaround or method to convert?

 

Thank you

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sstrell
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Can it still open in the old version of Quartus where you created it?  Hopefully it's not corrupted (or you have a backup).

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PrivateIsland
Beginner
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Good question, but old versions of Quartus were removed before discovering this issue.  

For now, we're going forward by creating new STP configurations, but we have the old file in our GIT repo to hopefully recover later. 

 

Hey Intel, isn't 2FA a little onerous for just replying to a forum post?  And I think I was timed out during a short period.  Can I relax these rules for my profile? 

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ShengN_Intel
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Hi,


Check this link https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/programmable/quartushelp/current/index.htm#msgs/msgs/esdr_source_generic.htm

May be corruption of .stp file during version migration. Probably creating new STP configurations will be the way.


Thanks,

Best Regards,

Sheng

p/s: If any answer from the community or Intel Support are helpful, please feel free to give best answer or rate 4/5 survey.


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FvM
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Hello,

I verified that QPP 23.1 is generally able to read .stp files from older versions, QPP as well as QPS. So the reported problem seems to be specific and can't be checked without having the particular .stp file or stripped-down version that reproduces the issue.

I presume the exact error message and a close look at the respective .stp lines can help to understand if it's a bug.

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ShengN_Intel
Employee
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Hi,


Any further update or concern? Does the problem resolved?


Thanks,

Best Regards,

Sheng


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PrivateIsland
Beginner
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Thank you all for the suggestions and interest in our problem with our existing STP file being incompatible with QPP 23.1. 

 

We decided it was best to just create a new STP file & configurations rather than potentially waste time trying to find a solution. 

 

Since creating the new STP file, we haven't discovered any additional problems with QPP 23.1 and Signal Tap.

 

 

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