interfacing with exe from matlab

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Hi Everbody;
I am running a Simulink compiled .exe model from my Matlab and it doesnt seem to be picking up the data from .mat files.
When I made the simulink it had 'from file' blocks pointing to .mat files. These should then be loaded in for each execution of the compiled exe. Before each execution the inputs for the exe are changed dependant on the previous output (and thus cannot be time logged as it isn't possible to know what the next sets of inputs will be depending on the current).
How is it I can get the exe to load the .mat data on each execution (would changing to ASCII txt files work?)

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Titus Edelhofer
Titus Edelhofer on 24 Nov 2011
Hi Amardeep,
I recommend changing the code generation target from GRT to "Rapid Simulation Target": this already comes with command line parameters (e.g. for replacing From File block filenames), but most important it really reads the file for the simulation.
Amardeep on 24 Nov 2011
Fantastic ... I didnt see it in the browse options ... Doh!
Thanks for your help.

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Kaustubha Govind
Kaustubha Govind on 23 Nov 2011
You may need to modify the code generated for the executable so that you can use a command-line argument (or some similar idea) to specify the MAT-file name. I would recommend inspecting the generated code to find the variable where the file-name is assigned and convert that into a command-line argument.
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Amardeep on 24 Nov 2011
I have found the point in the code where it calls in the file values but it doesnt use the file name at all. I believe the compiler has simply called in the values which were in the .mat files at the time of code generation.
Under void MdlStart(void) there is a number of sections (one for each mat file being loaded) which have:
static const real_T tuData [5] = { the 5 data points };
Function_Dwork.FromFile_PWORK-n.PrevTimePtr =(void *) &tuData [0];
How would I ammend this to dynamically load data on each execution?

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