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Pass block input to From blocks

  • Goto block

Simulink / Signal Routing
HDL Coder / Signal Routing


The Goto block passes its input to its corresponding From blocks. The input can be a real- or complex-valued signal or vector of any data type. From and Goto blocks allow you to pass a signal from one block to another without actually connecting them.

A Goto block can pass its input signal to more than one From block, although a From block can receive a signal from only one Goto block. The input to that Goto block is passed to the From blocks associated with it as though the blocks were physically connected.

For example, this model uses a Goto block and a From block.

A Sine Wave block connects to a Goto block. The corresponding From block connects to a Gain block.

An equivalent model passes the Sine Wave block signal directly to the Gain block.

The Sine Wave block connects directly to the Gain block.

Goto blocks and From blocks are matched by the use of Goto tags.

The Tag visibility parameter determines where From blocks can access the signal.

The Goto block supports signal label propagation. For more information, see Signal Label Propagation.

You can simplify your model diagrams by replacing lengthy signal lines with sets of connected Goto and From blocks. However, when you want to trace a signal path, it can be useful to see the signal lines. You can convert signal lines and virtual buses to Goto and From block sets, and you can convert Goto and From block sets to signal lines. For more information, see Convert Signal Lines to Goto and From Block Sets.


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This example shows how to use the From, Goto, and Goto Tag Visibility blocks to route signals in your model. The GotoGlobal block at the top-level of the model has the Goto tag parameter set to G and the Tag visibility set to global. Thus, the G tag can be seen by From and Goto blocks at any level of the model hierarchy, except locations that span nonvirtual subsystem boundaries (like the Atomic Subsystem in this model). The From block at the top level of the model can see and connect to the global G tag, but cannot see or connect to the scoped S tag or L local tag that are specified on Goto blocks further down in the model hierarchy.

Inside of the Main Subsystem, the Goto block with Goto tag set to S has a Tag visibility of scoped. The Goto Tag Visibility block placed at the same level as that Goto block indicates the S tag can be seen by all From and Goto blocks at that level and below, except for locations that cross a nonvirtual subsystem boundary (i.e. the boundary with the Atomic Subsystem). Inside of Subsystem1 and Subsystem2, the From blocks can see and connect to the global Goto tag G, and the scoped Goto tag S.



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Input signal to be passed to the corresponding From block, specified as a scalar, vector, matrix, or N-D array.

Data Types: single | double | half | int8 | int16 | int32 | int64 | uint8 | uint16 | uint32 | uint64 | Boolean | fixed point | enumerated | bus | image


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The Goto block identifier. This parameter identifies the Goto block whose scope is defined in this block.

Programmatic Use

Block Parameter: GotoTag
Type: character vector
Values: 'A' | ...
Default: 'A'

The scope of the Goto block tag, specified as local, scoped, or global. When you set this parameter to scoped, you must use a Goto Tag Visibility block to define the scope of tag visibility.

  • local (default) — From and Goto blocks that use the same tag must be in the same subsystem. A local tag name is enclosed in brackets ([]).

  • scopedFrom and Goto blocks that use the same tag must be either:

    • In the same subsystem.

    • At any level in the model hierarchy below the Goto Tag Visibility block that does not entail crossing a nonvirtual subsystem boundary. In other words, they must be within the boundary of an atomic, conditionally executed, or function-call subsystem or a model reference.

    A scoped tag name is enclosed in braces ({}).

  • globalFrom and Goto blocks using the same tag can be anywhere in the model except in locations that span nonvirtual subsystem boundaries.

The rule that From-Goto block connections cannot cross nonvirtual subsystem boundaries has the following exception. A Goto block connected to a state port in one conditionally executed subsystem is visible to a From block inside another conditionally executed subsystem.


A scoped Goto block in a masked system is visible only in that subsystem and in the nonvirtual subsystems it contains. Simulink® generates an error if you run or update a diagram that has a Goto Tag Visibility block at a higher level in the block diagram than the corresponding scoped Goto block in the masked subsystem.

Use local tags when the Goto and From blocks using the same tag name reside in the same subsystem. You must use global or scoped tags when the Goto and From blocks using the same tag name reside in different subsystems. When you define a tag as global, all uses of that tag access the same signal. A tag defined as scoped can be used in more than one place in the model.

Programmatic Use

Block Parameter: TagVisibility
Type: character vector
Values: 'local' | 'scoped' | 'global'
Default: 'local'

Specifies the text to display on the block icon. The options are the block tag, the name of the signal that the block represents, or both the tag and the signal name.

Programmatic Use

Block Parameter: IconDisplay
Type: character vector
Values: 'Signal name' | 'Tag' | 'Tag and signal name'
Default: 'Tag'

Rename the Goto tag. The new name propagates to all From and Goto Tag Visibility blocks that are listed in the Corresponding blocks box.

Alternatively, when you change the tag on the Goto block icon, propagate the new name to all corresponding From and Goto Tag Visibility blocks by pressing Shift+Enter.

List of the From blocks and Goto Tag Visibility blocks connected to this Goto block. Click an entry in the list to display and highlight the corresponding From and Goto Tag Visibility blocks.

Alternatively, in the Simulink Editor, select the Goto block to highlight the corresponding From and Goto Tag Visibility blocks.

Two From blocks that correspond to the selected Goto block are highlighted.

When a corresponding From or Goto Tag Visibility block is not in the current diagram, the Subsystem block that contains the block is highlighted.

To show a corresponding block in an open diagram or new tab, select the Goto block and pause on the ellipsis. Then, select Related Blocks Related Blocks button from the action bar. When multiple blocks correspond to the selected block, a list of related blocks opens. You can filter the list of related blocks by entering a search term in the text box. After you select a related block from the list, window focus goes to the open diagram or new tab that shows the related block.

Block Characteristics

Data Types

Boolean | bus | double | enumerated | fixed point | half | integer | single | string

Direct Feedthrough


Multidimensional Signals


Variable-Size Signals


Zero-Crossing Detection


Extended Capabilities

C/C++ Code Generation
Generate C and C++ code using Simulink® Coder™.

PLC Code Generation
Generate Structured Text code using Simulink® PLC Coder™.

Fixed-Point Conversion
Design and simulate fixed-point systems using Fixed-Point Designer™.

Version History

Introduced before R2006a

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