How can I write a Mask parameter to the workspace in Simulink?

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Hello world!
I have a masked subsystem with two parameters fc_lo and fc_hi. They define the corner frequencies of a Bandpass FIR filter inside the subsystem (specified in the dialog box of the Bandpass FIR filter block). However, once run, I get an error saying how these variables are not defined in the Matlab workspace.
Is there a way to write these Mask parameters to the matlab workspace so that the bandpass filter block will recognize them?
(I already looked at previous questions such as - but when I implemented their solutions the model ran incredibly slow).
Rafael Cordero
Rafael Cordero on 22 Jun 2020
Hello Ashish,
This is the masked subsystem:
The mask is the following:
Inside, the subsystem is the following. It is essentially a "filtfilt" operation (i.e. zero-phase filtering by reversing the input signal and filtering again). Bandpass filter 1 and 2 are identical and their parameters are also shown.
So how exactly do I go about "initializing the value of parameter used by the blocks inside subsystem using fc_lo and fc_hi"?

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Fangjun Jiang
Fangjun Jiang on 22 Jun 2020
The masked parameters seem to mismatch internal variables. The easiest way is to change the #1 and #2 parameter name in the mask dialog from "ecg_fc_lo" to "fc_lo", from "ecg_fc_hi" to "fc_hi". But then, you also need to add the masked parameter for "fs".
Look in document to learn about mask.
Rafael Cordero
Rafael Cordero on 23 Jun 2020
I think I understand what is happening.
I did what Fangjun suggested and it works. I just have to be careful HOW I do it.
I was testing the model sent above (FIRfiltfilt3) by deleting the workspace variables fc_lo and fc_hi then re-running the simulink model. This did not work because the mask parameters are sent to the workspace via 'assignin('base','fc_lo',WhatEverValueFromMask)' ONLY a) when the model is opened and b) when the paramters are changed in the mask.
What I was doing was opening the model, running it (it would work the first time), then deleting the variables in the workspace and trying to run it again (this would not work because the variables were not being created in the workspace in this fashion).
However, if I delete the workspace variables and then go back to the mask and change fc_lo and fc_hi, they are once again created in the workspace and the model runs fine.
This is just stuff to consider but it works fine, here is the final model for anyone interested!
Thanks so much for your inputs!

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