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Class: sltest.testmanager.TestCase
Namespace: sltest.testmanager

Capture baseline criteria and add to test case


baseline = captureBaselineCriteria(tc,file,append)
baseline = captureBaselineCriteria(tc,file,append,Name,Value)


baseline = captureBaselineCriteria(tc,file,append) runs the system under test and captures a baseline criteria set as a MAT-file, Simulation Data Inspector (SDI) MLDATX file, or Microsoft® Excel® file. The function returns a baseline criteria object, sltest.testmanager.BaselineCriteria. Use this function only if the test type is a baseline test case.


If your model has multiple variant subsystems, capture independent baselines for each variant subsystem, instead of reusing a baseline.

baseline = captureBaselineCriteria(tc,file,append,Name,Value) uses additional options specified by one or more Name,Value pair arguments.

Input Arguments

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Test case to capture baseline criteria in, specified as an sltest.testmanager.TestCase object.

File and pathname of the baseline criteria file, specified as a character vector. You can specify a MAT-file, Simulation Data Inspector MLDATX file, or a Microsoft Excel file.

Example: 'C:\MATLAB\baseline_API.mat'

Append baseline criteria if criteria already exists, specified as a Boolean. The Boolean true appends to existing criteria, and false replaces existing criteria.

Name-Value Arguments

Specify optional pairs of arguments as Name1=Value1,...,NameN=ValueN, where Name is the argument name and Value is the corresponding value. Name-value arguments must appear after other arguments, but the order of the pairs does not matter.

Before R2021a, use commas to separate each name and value, and enclose Name in quotes.

Example: 'Sheet','mysheet','Range','C1:F10'

Pairs for MAT-Files, Simulation Data Inspector (SDI) .mldatx file, and Microsoft Excel Files

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Simulink release to capture the baseline data in, specified as a character vector or string array. Use a release specified in your preferences. For more information, see sltest.testmanager.getpref and sltest.testmanager.setpref.

Example: 'Release','R2017a'

Whether to capture baseline data for test case iterations, specified as a Boolean.

Example: 'CaptureForIterations',true

Pairs Only for Microsoft Excel Files

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Name to sheet to capture baseline criteria to, specified as a character vector or string array.

Example: 'Sheet','testinputs'

Ranges of cells to capture baseline criteria to, specified as a character vector or string array. You can specify 'Range' only if you also specify 'Sheet'.

Example: 'Range','B2:C30'

Output Arguments

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Baseline criteria added to the test case, returned as an sltest.testmanager.BaselineCriteria object.


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% Open the model for this example

% Create the test file, test suite, and test case structure
tf = sltest.testmanager.TestFile('API Test File');
ts = createTestSuite(tf,'API Test Suite');
tc = createTestCase(ts,'baseline','Baseline API Test Case');

% Remove the default test suite
tsDel = getTestSuiteByName(tf,'New Test Suite 1');

% Assign the system under test to the test case

% Capture the baseline criteria
baseline = captureBaselineCriteria(tc,'baseline_API.mat',true);

Version History

Introduced in R2015b