Messages Window

To open this window, click View > Utility Windows > Messages.

The Messages window displays messages from the most recent compilation.

By default, the Messages window categorizes information in two tabs; each tab label indicates the number of messages listed in its tab.

  • System—Displays messages from all tasks unrelated to design processing, including messages generated by the Programmer and other internal processes.
  • Processing—Displays all messages together from the most recent compilation or simulation. Timing analysis messages appear as part of the compilation messages.

Most messages display a Message ID in the ID column. The Message ID represents a given type of message, and can appear several times if that message applies to multiple features of your design, such as assignments, clocks, nodes and so on.

For each compilation, you can flag any number of messages and can later choose to export or import flagged message rules to or from another Quartus® Prime project. You can create suppression rules to suppress exact messages, messages with matching IDs or keywords, or messages from a specific hierarchy. Suppressed messages are not shown in the Messages window and appear in the Suppressed Messages reports. Suppression rules appear immediately in the Message Suppression Manager. You can type or select message information, including wildcard characters and hierarchy-based message names, in the filter box to help you locate and then suppress select messages.

Clicking the Messages window title bar and dragging the mouse allows you to undock or dock the Messages window from the main Quartus® Prime window.

You can customize the colors for displaying messages. The Type, ID, and Message columns appear by default, and the Flag, Time, Source, File, Line, and Partition columns are optional. You can show or hide optional columns with commands on the shortcut menu, or in the Options dialog box. Clicking a column header sorts the messages in ascending or descending order according to the selected column.