If a file to be imported is recognized as XML, you are always given an opportunity to select the Generic XML import strategy. This strategy supports the importing of a wide variety of XML files. However, if other, more specific, importing strategies are offered, you should consider whether they are more appropriate.

To use the generic XML strategy effectively, the following must be true of the XML file.

If you select this strategy, you are then asked to choose the timestamp attribute and its ticks-per-second. After import, every apparently numeric attribute of every event type (other than the timestamp attribute) becomes a sample stream that can be manipulated in TuningFork. The importer can be fooled by attributes that appear numeric but turn out not to be later in the import. This property may cause occasional problems with this strategy.