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Attach a CAN Database to Existing Messages

You can attach a .dbc file to messages and apply the message definition defined in the database. Attaching a database allows you to view the messages in their physical form and use a signal-based interaction with the message data.

To attach a database to a message, type:

 attachDatabase(message name, database name)


If your message is an array, all messages in the array are associated with the database that you attach.

You can also dissociate a message from a database so that you can view the message in its raw form. To clear the attached database from a message, type:

 attachDatabase(message name, [])


The database gets attached even if the database does not find the specified message. Even though the database is still attached to the message, the message is displayed in its raw mode.

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