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isEmptyNode (opcua)

True for empty nodes of OPC UA node array


tf = isEmptyNode(NodeObj)



tf = isEmptyNode(NodeObj) returns true (logical 1) for nodes that are empty, or false (logical 0) otherwise. A node is empty if its NamespaceIndex or Identifier property is empty. You cannot use an empty node in any read, write, or query operation on a connected client.


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Identify which nodes in an array are empty.

Browse the namespace to select nodes. This example selects two.

s = opcuaserverinfo('localhost');
UaClient = opcua(s);
nodes = browseNamespace(UaClient)
nodes = 

1x2 OPC UA Node array:
    index   Name   NsInd  Identifier  NodeType  Children
    -----  ------  -----  ----------  --------  --------
      1    FTX001  4      1243        Object    1
      2    Output  4      1244        Variable  1

You can create an array of nodes that contains results from separate browsing results. Assign the latest nodes to this array, and verify which nodes are empty.

nodeArray(3:4) = nodes;
tf = isEmptyNode(nodeArray)
tf =

  1×4 logical array

   1   1   0   0

The result indicates that elements 1 and 2 are empty nodes.

Input Arguments

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OPC UA nodes, specified as an array of node objects.

Example: NodeObj = opcuanode()

Output Arguments

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Indication that node is empty, returned as a logical value or array of logical values. A value of true (1) indicates an empty node.

Introduced in R2016b