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Get data type in Simulink interface dictionary

Since R2022b



dataTypeObj = getDataType(dictObj,dtName) returns the data type object that represents the data type specified by dtName.


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To get the data type object that represents the specified data type name, use the getDataType function. For an example that shows more of the workflow for related functions, see Create and Configure Interface Dictionary.

Get the EnumType object for myColor data type name in the dictAPI dictionary object.

myColorObj = getDataType(dictAPI,'myColor')
myColorObj = 

  EnumType with properties:

            Name: 'myColor'
     Description: 'I am a Simulink Enumeration'
    DefaultValue: 'BLUE'
     StorageType: 'int16'
       Enumerals: [1×3 Simulink.interface.dictionary.Enumeral]
           Owner: [1×1 Simulink.interface.Dictionary]

Get the AliasType object for myAliasType1 data type name in the dictAPI dictionary object.

myAliasType1Obj = getDataType(dictAPI,'myAliasType1')
myAliasType1Obj = 

  AliasType with properties:

           Name: 'myAliasType1'
       BaseType: 'fixdt(1,32,16)'
    Description: ''
          Owner: [1×1 Simulink.interface.Dictionary]

Input Arguments

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Interface dictionary, specified as a Simulink.interface.Dictionary object. Before you use this function, create or open dictObj by using Simulink.interface.dictionary.create or

DataType definition name in DataTypes property array of dictObj, specified as a character vector or a string scalar.

Example: "airSpeed"

Output Arguments

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DataType object created from a DataType element in a dictObj dictionary object.

Version History

Introduced in R2022b

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