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Get names of all interfaces in interface dictionary



interfaceNames = getInterfaceNames(dictionary) gets the names of all interfaces in the interface dictionary.


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Create a model, add three interfaces, and get interface names. Confirm by opening the interface editor.

arch = systemcomposer.createModel('newModel',true);
interfaceNames = getInterfaceNames(arch.InterfaceDictionary)
interfaceNames =

  1×3 cell array

    {'newInterfaceA'}    {'newInterfaceB'}    {'newInterfaceC'}

Input Arguments

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Data dictionary attached to the model, specified as a systemcomposer.interface.Dictionary object for the local dictionary of the model or an external data dictionary.

Output Arguments

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Interface names, returned as an array of character vectors.

Data Types: char

More About

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TermDefinitionApplicationMore Information
interfaceAn interface defines the kind of information that flows through a port. The same interface can be assigned to multiple ports. An interface can be composite, meaning that it can include elements that describe the properties of an interface signal.Interfaces represent the information that is shared through a connector and enters or exits a component through a port. Use the Interface Editor to create and manage interfaces and interface elements and store them in an interface data dictionary for reuse between models.Define Interfaces
interface elementAn interface element describes a portion of an interface, such as a communication message, a calculated or measured parameter, or other decomposition of that interface.

Interface elements describe the decompositions of an interface:

  • Pins or wires in a connector or harness.

  • Messages transmitted across a bus.

  • Data structures shared between components.

Assign Interfaces to Ports
interface dictionaryAn interface data dictionary is a consolidated list of all the interfaces in an architecture and where they are used. Local interfaces on a System Composer™ model can be saved in an interface data dictionary using the Interface Editor.Interface dictionaries can be reused between models that need to use a given set of interfaces and interface elements. Data dictionaries are stored in separate .sldd files.
adapterAn adapter helps connect two components with incompatible port interfaces by mapping between the two interfaces. An adapter can also act as a unit delay or rate transition.

With an adapter, you can perform three functions on the Interface Adapter dialog:

  • Create and edit mappings between input and output interfaces.

  • Apply an interface conversion UnitDelay to break an algebraic loop.

  • Apply an interface conversion RateTransition to reconcile different sample time rates for reference models.

Interface Adapter

Introduced in R2019a