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Look up value of table text for signal



vtt = valueTableText(db,MsgName,SignalName,TableVal) returns the text from the specified value table for a specified message signal.


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Create a CAN database object, and select a message and signal to retrieve their table text.

Identify a message.

db = canDatabase('J1939DB.dbc');
m = db.MessageInfo(1)
m = 
             Name: 'A1'
          Comment: 'This is A1 message'
               ID: 419364350
         Extended: 1
            J1939: [1x1 struct]
           Length: 8
          Signals: {2x1 cell}
       SignalInfo: [2x1 struct]
          TxNodes: {'AerodynamicControl'}
       Attributes: {4x1 cell}
    AttributeInfo: [4x1 struct]

Select one of the message signals.

s = m.SignalInfo(2)
s = 
             Name: 'EngGasSupplyPress'
          Comment: 'Gage pressure of gas supply to fuel metering device.'
         StartBit: 8
       SignalSize: 16
        ByteOrder: 'LittleEndian'
           Signed: 0
        ValueType: 'Integer'
            Class: 'uint16'
           Factor: 0.5000
           Offset: 0
          Minimum: 0
          Maximum: 3.2128e+04
            Units: 'kPa'
       ValueTable: [4x1 struct]
      Multiplexor: 0
      Multiplexed: 0
    MultiplexMode: 0
          RxNodes: {'Aftertreatment_1_GasIntake'}
       Attributes: {3x1 cell}
    AttributeInfo: [3x1 struct]

Retrieve second table text for a specified signal.

vtt = valueTableText(db,m.Name,s.Name,2)
vtt =
    'pump error'

Input Arguments

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CAN database, specified as a CAN database object.

Example: db = canDatabase(_____)

Message name, specified as a character vector or string. You can view available message names from the db.Messages property.

Example: 'A1'

Data Types: char | string

Signal name, specified as a character vector or string. You can view available signal names from the db.MessageInfo(n).Signals property.

Example: 'EngGasSupplyPress'

Data Types: char | string

Table value, specified as a numeric value.

Example: 2

Data Types: single | double | int8 | int16 | int32 | int64 | uint8 | uint16 | uint32 | uint64

Output Arguments

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Table text, returned as a character vector.

Version History

Introduced in R2015b