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(Not recommended) Add referenced project to project

simulinkproject is not recommended. Use currentProject or openProject instead. For more information, see Compatibility Considerations.


projreference = addReference(project,folder)
projreference = addReference(project,folder,type)



projreference = addReference(project,folder) adds a reference to the project specified by folder. The reference is added to the current project, project.


projreference = addReference(project,folder,type) specifies the type of reference to create. Specify relative or absolute reference.


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Create a project and get a project object.

project = simulinkproject;

Create a new blank project.

projectToReference = slproject.create();

Reload the first project and add a reference to the new blank project.

addReference(project, projectToReference, 'absolute');

Find out if a project is a top-level project. 1 indicates a top-level project.

ans =



Input Arguments

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Project, specified as a project object. Use simulinkproject to create a project object to manipulate a project at the command line.

Path of the folder to add the reference, relative to the project root folder, specified as a character vector. The folder must be within the root folder.

Example: models/myfolder

Type of reference, relative to the project root folder, specified as a character vector.

Output Arguments

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Project reference object containing information about the referenced project.

Compatibility Considerations

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Not recommended starting in R2019a

Introduced in R2017a