Check character usage in block names
Guideline: jc_0231: Usable characters for block names
Checks if block names adhere to the following guideline standards.
Do not begin with a number.
Do not begin or end with an underscore.
Do not contain consecutive underscores.
Do not coincide with reserved MATLAB® words.
Contain only alphanumeric characters and underscores.
Reserved MATLAB words include the following:
Functions in the MATLAB path: Functions List
Reserved Keywords (Embedded Coder)
Following are the special conditions the check verifies:
If the block name is default block name and is hidden then the check will not report the block. This is because the block is a Simulink® Library block.
If the block name is default block name and is visible, then the check reports the block. This is because the block name now affects readability.
If the block name is not default, and if it violates any conditions of the Sub-IDs, then the check reports even if it is visible or hidden.
This check requires a Simulink Check™ license.
This check contains sub-checks that correspond to sub IDs specified in the MAB and JMAAB modeling guidelines. You can use the Model Advisor Configuration Editor to specify which sub IDs (one or multiple) to execute.
For reference, the MAB guideline sub ID(s) that are recommended for use by the NA-MAAB and JMAAB modeling standards organizations are:
NA-MAAB — a, b, c, d, e, f
JMAAB — a, b, c, d, e, f
Results and Recommended Actions
|Guideline Sub ID||Condition||Recommended Action|
|jc_0231_a: Characters allowed for block names||One or more blocks in the model have invalid names.||Use only alphanumeric characters and underscores in block names.|
|jc_0231_b: Number at the beginning||One or more block names begin with a number.||Use alphabetic characters at the beginning of block names.|
|jc_0231_c: Underscore at the beginning||One or more block names begin with an underscore.||Use alphabetic characters at the beginning of block names.|
|jc_0231_d: Underscore at the end||One or more block names end with an underscore.||Do not end block names with underscores.|
|jc_0231_e: Consecutive underscores||One or more block names have consecutive underscores.||Do not use consecutive underscores in block names.|
|jc_0231_f: Single reserved MATLAB word||The block name is a reserved MATLAB word.||Do not use reserved MATLAB words as block names.|
Capabilities and Limitations
Supports selection of Guideline Sub IDs.
Runs on library models.
Analyzes content in masked subsystems. By default, the input parameter Look under masks is set to
Analyzes content of library-linked blocks. By default, the input parameter Follow links is set to
Supports exclusions of blocks or charts.
This check is supported by edit-time checking.