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Test condition function for Stateflow charts and MATLAB Function blocks



sldv.condition(expr) specifies that expr is true for every time step in a generated test case. Use any valid Boolean expression for expr.

This function has no output and no impact on its parenting function, other than any indirect side effects of evaluating expr. If you issue this function from the MATLAB® command line, the function has no effect.

Intersperse sldv.condition test conditions within MATLAB code or separate the conditions into a verification script.

The Test conditions option in the Test generation pane applies to test conditions represented with the sldv.condition function and with the Test Condition block.


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Add a test objective and test conditions by using the MATLAB Function block.

Open the sldvdemo_cruise_control model and save it as ex_sldvdemo_cruise_control.

Remove the Test Condition block for the speed block signal. Instead of the Test Condition block, this example uses sldv.test and sldv.condition.

From the User-Defined Functions library, add a MATLAB Function block:

  1. Name the block tests.

  2. Open the block and add this code:

    function define_tests(speed, target)
    sldv.condition(speed >= 0 && speed <= 100);
    sldv.test(speed > 60 && target > 40 && target < 50);
    sldv.test(speed < 20 && target > 50);
  3. In the Editor tab, click Save and close the editor.

  4. Connect the block to the signals for the speed block and for the target block.

Save the changes to the ex_environment_controller model.

To generate test cases, on the Design Verifier tab, click Generate Tests.

Input Arguments

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MATLAB expression, for example, x > 0.


Instead of using the sldv.condition function, you can insert a Test Condition block in your model. Using sldv.condition instead of a Test Condition block offers several benefits, described in What Is Test Case Generation?.

You can also specify test conditions by using MATLAB for code generation without using the sldv.condition function. Using sldv.condition instead of directly using MATLAB for code generation eliminates the need to:

  • Express the constraints with Simulink® blocks.

  • Explicitly connect the condition output to a Simulink block.

Introduced in R2009b