Moving to the new ADL Canvas

After this most recent software update, you will see a link in the original TT ADL canvas inviting you you to try the new ADL.

Clicking this link opens the new ADL canvas in place of the existing canvas. From then on, starting ADL will open the new ADL canvas. If you want to revert to the original ADL canvas, you can select the Go back to original ADL link.

Algo compatibility between the new and original ADL

The new ADL canvas uses a different format for storing algos. Therefore, any algos created with the new ADL canvas cannot be opened in the original ADL. When you first start the open the new ADL canvas, the following dialog is displayed to notify you of this limitation.

When you open an algo in the new ADL canvas, the Open dialog will list all of your algos, including those you created with the original ADL. However, those original algos will not be selectable and will display a message indicating that you must migrate the algo before you can open them in the new ADL canvas, as shown.

Migrating ADL algos

If you want to use existing algos you have already created with the original ADL, you must convert them to the new format, as follows:

  1. From the original ADL canvas, open the algo you want to migrate.
  2. Select Export to ADL.js from the File menu and save it to the desired location.
  3. Open the new ADL canvas.
  4. From the new ADL canvas, select Import from the File menu and select the exported algo .json file.

    Note: you can also import ADL 7.X algos.

TT strongly recommends that you begin migrating existing algos to the new ADL canvas as soon as possible, as the original ADL canvas will be deprecated in the near future.

Importing 7X ADL Algos

If you created algos with ADL 7.X, you can still use them by exporting them from ADL 7.X and importing them into the new ADL canvas.

To import a 7X algo:

  1. Open the desired algo in 7X ADL.
  2. Export the algo to the desired .algo file.
  3. Log into TT and open ADL.
  4. From the File menu, select Import 7.x Algo.
  5. Using the system dialog, locate the exported .algo file and click Open.

    The algo is converted and loaded on the ADL Designer canvas.

  6. From the File menu, select Save to save the imported algo.