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Test condition function for Stateflow charts and MATLAB Function blocks



sldv.condition(expr) specifies that expr is true for every time step in a generated test case. Use any valid Boolean expression for expr.

This function has no output and no impact on its parenting function, other than any indirect side effects of evaluating expr. If you issue this function from the MATLAB® command line, the function has no effect.

Intersperse sldv.condition test conditions within MATLAB code or separate the conditions into a verification script.

The Test conditions option in the Test generation pane applies to test conditions represented with the sldv.condition function and with the Test Condition block.


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Add a test objective and test conditions by using the MATLAB Function block.

The command below opens an example in which sldvdemo_cruise_control model is attached. Open the model.


Save the model as ex_sldvdemo_cruise_control.

Remove the Test Condition block for the speed block signal. Instead of the Test Condition block, this example uses sldv.test and sldv.condition.

From the User-Defined Functions library, add a MATLAB Function block:

  1. Name the block tests.

  2. Open the block and add this code:

    function define_tests(speed, target)
    sldv.condition(speed >= 0 && speed <= 100);
    sldv.test(speed > 60 && target > 40 && target < 50);
    sldv.test(speed < 20 && target > 50);
  3. Save the model and return to the top model.

  4. Connect the block to the signals for the speed block and for the target block.

Save the changes to the ex_environment_controller model.

To generate test cases, on the Design Verifier tab, click Generate Tests.

Input Arguments

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Expression for the condition, specified as a Boolean expression. For example, x > 0.


Instead of using the sldv.condition function, you can insert a Test Condition block in your model. To learn about the differences between Test Condition blocks and sldv.condition, see What Is Test Case Generation?.

You can also specify test conditions by using MATLAB for code generation without using the sldv.condition function. Using sldv.condition instead of directly using MATLAB for code generation eliminates the need to:

  • Express the constraints with Simulink® blocks.

  • Explicitly connect the condition output to a Simulink block.

Version History

Introduced in R2009b