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Starting the tutorial........................................................................................................................ 720 Setting breakpoints........................................................................................................................ 721 Stepping through the code............................................................................................................. 721 Getting to the overflow calculation ............................................................................................... 722 Setting a conditional breakpoint.................................................................................................... 722
Dotted lines for unconnected connections .............................................................................723 Animation features for debugging .........................................................................................724 Animating the model ..................................................................................................................... 724
Animating item properties (discrete event models only) .............................................................. 724 Notebook................................................................................................................................724 Stepping through the simulation ............................................................................................724 Show Simulation Order command.........................................................................................725 Slow simulation speed ...........................................................................................................725 Model reporting .....................................................................................................................725 Model tracing.........................................................................................................................726
Generating traces........................................................................................................................... 726
Tracing example ............................................................................................................................ 726 Automated test environment..................................................................................................727 Components................................................................................................................................... 727
To perform verification for several models:.................................................................................. 727 To compare results for one model ................................................................................................. 729
Data Management and Exchange ............................................................................. 731 User interfaces for data exchange ..........................................................................................732 Copy/Paste..................................................................................................................................... 733
Importing and exporting data ........................................................................................................ 734 Read, Write, and Query Equation.................................................................................................. 736 Dynamic linking to internal data structures .................................................................................. 737 DDE links (Windows only) ........................................................................................................... 744
Internal data storage and management methods ....................................................................746 ExtendSim databases for internal data storage ......................................................................747 How this section is organized........................................................................................................ 747
Advantages of using internal databases ........................................................................................ 747 Creating and interacting with internal databases........................................................................... 748 How to create an ExtendSim database .......................................................................................... 748 Establishing Parent/Child relationships ........................................................................................ 751 Linking a database to data ............................................................................................................. 753 Database management................................................................................................................... 755 Database dialogs and popup menus .............................................................................................. 758 Monte Carlo model........................................................................................................................ 760 Excel Add-In for ExtendSim databases......................................................................................... 760
Other internal data storage and management methods ..........................................................765 Global arrays ................................................................................................................................. 765 Dynamic arrays ............................................................................................................................. 768 Embedding an object (Windows only) .......................................................................................... 768 Linked lists .................................................................................................................................... 770
Exchanging data with external applications ..........................................................................771 Spreadsheets .................................................................................................................................. 771 External databases ......................................................................................................................... 772
Blocks for data management and exchange...........................................................................772 Read and Write blocks................................................................................................................... 773 Query Equation and Query Equation(I) blocks............................................................................. 775 How the blocks work..................................................................................................................... 775 Spawned items............................................................................................................................... 775


































































































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