Within my directory structure/repository I have an Excel spreadsheet (detailing things like pin allocations) Kinetis Design Studio keeps adding this file to the project. I can exclude this file from a build, however when I do a text search KDS keeps trying to search this file.
Is there a way to make KDS just ignore this file and not add it to the project (in the same way git can be set to ignore files).
Does your file have a *.xls extension (or similar)? Because such an Excel file is not added to the list of build files by default. You can check the file extensions mapped (see Assembly Files in Eclipse CDT Projects | MCU on Eclipse ).
There is another option to filter files in the project view:
I hope this helps,