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View channel data from MDF file



mdfVisualize(mdfFileName) opens an MDF file in the Simulation Data Inspector for viewing and interacting with channel data. mdfFileName is the name of the MDF file, specified as a full or partial path.


mdfVisualize supports only integer, floating point, and string data types in MDF file channels.


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View the data from a specified MDF file in the Simulation Data Inspector.


Input Arguments

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MDF file name, specified as a character vector or string, including the necessary full or relative path.

Depending on the location you are accessing, mdfFileName can take one of these forms.



Current folder or MATLAB® path

To access a file in the current folder or MATLAB path, specify the name of the file in filename, including the file extension.

Example: "myMdfFile.mf4"

Other folders

To access a file in a folder other than the current folder, specify the full or relative path name in filename.

Example: "C:\myFolder\myMdfFile.mf4"

Example: "\dataDir\myMdfFile.mf4"

Remote locations

To access a file in a remote location, filename must contain the full path of the file specified as a uniform resource locator (URL) of the form:


Based on the remote location, scheme can be one of the values in this table.

Remote Locationscheme
Amazon S3™s3
Windows Azure® Blob Storagewasb, wasbs

For more information, see Work with Remote Data.

Example: "s3://bucketname/path_to_file/myMdfFile.mf4"

Example: 'MDFFile.mf4'

Data Types: char | string

Version History

Introduced in R2019a

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