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How can I link a data dictionary to a Simulink block library?

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Shekhar Malani
Shekhar Malani on 20 Dec 2017
Answered: Sameer Muckatira on 17 May 2021
Hello, I have created a simulink library with blocks. In a simulink library block I have defined some variables, now I want link the simulink library with data dictionary. How can I link the simulink library with data dictionary?

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Niraj Gadakari
Niraj Gadakari on 29 Dec 2017
Currently, it is not possible for libraries to have dictionaries linked to them, dictionary related items will be hidden from the menus if it is a library. Only Model blocks (Referenced Models) can have sldd links or references.

riccardo
riccardo on 13 Dec 2020
Edited: riccardo on 13 Dec 2020
It's an old one, but as I had to tackle a similar issue, I thought this might be useful to others.
You cannot link a library block "as is" to a data dictionary.
As your library block will be used in a model, anyway, there are some workarounds possible, like making use of callbacks to add the relevant Data Dictionary entries to the "host" model via Data Dictionary API utilities, which is what one is generally interested in. In this way, when you copy across or initialise or delete the library block, the callback will handle the Data Dictionary entries for the host model.
If you want to build a library to perform library-based code-generation, as described in https://www.mathworks.com/help/ecoder/ug/library-based-code-generation-for-subsystems-shared-across-models.html ,
you can equip the exported interface model with the desired data dictionary. Once the library is built, it is sufficient to make sure that the host model is also equipped with the correct Data Dictionary - you shouldn't need any callback.

Sameer Muckatira
Sameer Muckatira on 17 May 2021
https://www.mathworks.com/help/simulink//ug/link-data-dictionary-to-custom-libraries.html

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