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Create and Configure Safety Analysis Manager Spreadsheets Programmatically

You can create and update Safety Analysis Manager spreadsheets programmatically. For more information on creating Safety Analysis Manager spreadsheets, see Create Spreadsheets in the Safety Analysis Manager. In this example, you create a new spreadsheet, add rows and columns, define column types, define a column formula, and add content to cells.

Create and View New Spreadsheet

To create a new empty spreadsheet to configure, use the safetyAnalysisMgr.newSpreadsheet function and retrieve the Spreadsheet object.

mySpreadsheet = safetyAnalysisMgr.newSpreadsheet;

To open the Safety Analysis Manager, use the safetyAnalysisMgr.openManager function.

The new spreadsheet has one row and one column.

A new spreadsheet in the Safety Analysis Manager. The spreadsheet has one row and one column.

Add Rows and Columns

Add rows and columns with the addRow and addColumn functions. In this example, add three rows and seven columns. Make the last column a derived column.


If you want to update the column type, you must use the graphical interface. See Specify Column Types.

The spreadsheet now has four rows and eight columns. To confirm the number of columns and rows, you can access the Columns and Rows properties of the Spreadsheet object. If you add too many rows or columns, use the deleteRow and deleteColumn functions.

The columns currently use the default labels. Set the column labels by using the setColumnLabel function.

myLabels = ["Failure Mode", ...
"Effect","Severity","Potential Failure Cause", ...
"Failure Probability","Detection Method", ...
"Detection Rating","Info Check"]; 

for n = 1:length(myLabels)

Define the Derived Column Formula

The Info Check column does not have a formula. To define the formula, use the setColumnFormula function. In this example, set the formula to output the message not enough data when at least one cell in the row is empty, and output data filled when each of the cells in the row has data. To define the formula, write the code as a string.

script = ...
"labels = string(keys(sfa_columnValue));" + newline + ...
"for n = 1:length(labels)" + newline + ...
"    if isempty(sfa_columnValue(labels(n)))" + newline + ...
"        sfa_derivedValue = ""not enough data"";" + newline + ...
"    else" + newline + ...
"        sfa_derivedValue = ""data filled"";" + newline + ...
"    end" + newline + ...

setColumnFormula(mySpreadsheet,"Info Check",script)

Add Content to Cells

To add content to cells, retrieve the SpreadsheetCell objects from the spreadsheet by using the getCell function. In this example, add values to the spreadsheet cells in the Effect column. Specify each cell value as a character vector or string scalar by modifying the Value property of each SpreadsheetCell object.

values = ["2", "5", "6", "9"];

for n = 1:length(values)
    cell = getCell(mySpreadsheet,n,"Effect");
    cell.Value = values(n);

You can repeat this method for each column using string arrays.

Save the Spreadsheet

Save the spreadsheet as a file named newSpreadsheet in the working directory.


Create Links

If you have Requirements Toolbox™, you can create links to spreadsheet cells from other model artifacts after saving the spreadsheet. For more information, see Link Safety Analysis Manager Cells to Linkable Items.

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