3.8. Exporting Compilation Results
After running design compilation, the exported .qdb file contains the data to reproduce similar compilation results in another project, or in a later software version. You can export your project's compilation results database for import to another project or migration to a later Intel® Quartus® Prime software version.
You can export the .qdb for your entire project or for a design partition that you define in your project. When migrating the database for an entire project, you can export the compilation database in a version-compatible format to ensure compatibility for import to a later software version. Although you cannot directly read the contents of the .qdb file after export, you can view attributes of the database file in the Quartus Database File Viewer.
|To Export Compilation Results For||Method||Description|
|Complete Design||Click Project > Export Design|| Saves compilation results for the current project revision in a version-compatible Quartus database file (.qdb) that you can import to another project or migrate to a later version of the Intel® Quartus® Prime software. You can export the results for the synthesized or final compilation snapshot.
Note: Not supported for Intel® Agilex™ devices.
|Design Partition||Click Project > Export Design Partition||Saves compilation results for a design partition as a Partition Database File (.qdb) that you can import to another project using the same version of the Intel® Quartus® Prime software. You can export the results for the synthesized or final compilation snapshot.|
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