Import excel file into simulink

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Mathubc khs
Mathubc khs on 9 Aug 2012
I have a simulink file as in a part of that I have put a gain that takes a constant number (0.12) from my mfile to calculate the cost. I want to put an excel file instead of that number that has 48 values( the values might change every one hour). How I can import this excel file? Thanks a lot
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Azzi Abdelmalek
Azzi Abdelmalek on 9 Aug 2012
do you mean, while your simulink model is runing, you update the value by importing it ?

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TAB on 9 Aug 2012
Simulink directly can not interact with excel file.
Use a m-file to read the data from excel and pass this data to gain block parameter using simulink API interface.
For example
% Read the data from excel
GainValue = Data stored in the cell
% Update the model's gain block value
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Kaustubha Govind
Kaustubha Govind on 9 Aug 2012
You can use the XLSREAD command in MATLAB to read data from the Excel file.

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Azzi Abdelmalek
Azzi Abdelmalek on 9 Aug 2012
you can use an "intrpreted matlab fcn" block , with one constant input that does'nt matter, that pass through a 'zoh' block (with desired sample time : 3600s) and one output which will be the data updated.
function y=update_value(u);
y = xlsread('answer85.xlsx','a1:a1')
%in this case, you should run on real time which will possible only on normal mode

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