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before

Elapsed time until specified time in test step

Description

before(n,timeunits) returns true until the amount of time (n) in timeunits has elapsed since the beginning of the current test step. You must include the timeunits.

Valid time units are:

  • sec — seconds

  • msec — milliseconds

  • usec — microseconds

Examples

Specify Time Elapsed Until Specified Time

Specify 20 seconds as the time that has elapsed since the beginning of the test step. This statement returns true until 20 seconds has passed.

before(20,sec)

Tips

before statements can be used in the Test Sequence and Test Assessment blocks and in Stateflow® charts.

Introduced in R2015a