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Importing Test Data from Microsoft® Excel®

Test a model using inputs stored in Microsoft Excel.

This example shows how to create a test case in the Test Manager and map data to the test case from a Microsoft® Excel® file. Input mapping supports Microsoft Excel spreadsheets only for Microsoft Windows®.

Create a Test File

1. Open the Test Manager. Enter


2. In the test manager toolbar, select New > Test File. Save the file to a writable directory. The test manager creates a test file with an empty baseline test case.

3. In the test browser, select the test case. In the test editor, under the System Under Test section, enter sltestExcelExample.

Configure the External Inputs.

1. Expand the Inputs section of the test case.

2. To include the input data in the test results, click Include input data in test result.

3. Under the External Inputs table, click Add.

4. In the Add Input dialog box, for File, select the sltestExampleInputs.xlsx from the current directory. This file contains two tabs, named Acceleration and Braking. Each tab represents a complete set of inputs for a single simulation.

5. In the Add Input dialog box,

  • Select the Acceleration sheet from the sheets table.

  • Select Mapping Mode : Block Name.

  • Click Map Inputs.

  • Click Add.

The Mapping Mode controls the method used to map data from the Microsoft Excel sheet to root-level Inport blocks in the model. For more information, see Run Tests Using External Data.

The test case shows the inputs mapped.

Run the Test

1. In the toolbar, click Run.

2. In the Results and Artifacts pane, you can plot signals from the external inputs or the simulation output.

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