Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition User Guide: Scripting

ID 683432
Date 10/04/2021

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Document Table of Contents post_message (::quartus::misc)

The following table displays information for the post_message Tcl command:

Tcl Package and Version

Belongs to ::quartus::misc

Syntax post_message [-h | -help] [-long_help] [-type <info|extra_info|warning|critical_warning|error> ] [ <string> ]
Arguments -h | -help Short help
-long_help Long help with examples and possible return values
-type <info|extra_info|warning|critical_warning|error> Type of message to display
<string> Message to be displayed

Displays messages and sub-messages of the specified type. The message type can be "info", "warning", "critical_warning", or "error". If you do not use the -type option, the default message type is "info". The "extra_info" type is deprecated. Messages with this type will not be displayed. Use the "info" type instead. Use the -submsgs option to group messages indented under a message. The -submsgs option posts each string in a Tcl list of strings as a sub-message. The sub-messages have the same message type as the main message.

Example Usage
# Display an error message
post_message -type error "Can't open file test.tcl"

# Display an info message
post_message "Generated output file: test.out"
# OR
post_message -type info "Generated output file: test.out"

# Display an info message with a sub-message
post_message "Generated output file: test.out" -submsgs [list "Ouput file saved in project directory"]

# Display a warning message
post_message -type warning "Defaulting fmax to 155.55mhz"

# Display a critical warning message
post_message -type critical_warning "Invalid fmax was specified - defaulting to 155.55mhz"
Return Value Code Name Code String Return
TCL_OK 0 INFO: Operation successful
TCL_ERROR 1 ERROR: Error(s) found while processing handle: <string>. Make sure you specified a valid Quartus Prime message handle for the -<string> option and passed the correct number of arguments to the -<string> option. Also check that you passed the correct message type to the -<string> option.
TCL_ERROR 1 ERROR: Illegal message type: <string>. Specify info, warning, critical_warning, or error.
TCL_ERROR 1 ERROR: Missing required positional argument: <string>. Specify the <string> argument.
TCL_ERROR 1 ERROR: You specified <string> arguments to the -args option. However, you can pass a maximum of <string> arguments.