ADL®

Branch Block

The Branch Block routes messages to different parts of an algorithm based on the Boolean formula in the Branch Block when triggered by an incoming discrete event message. If the formula evaluates to TRUE, the block routes the discrete event message to its Yes output port; otherwise, it sends the message through its No output port.

Note Though both the Branch Block and the State Block look alike, they are fundamentally different. While the State Block waits until one of the internalized Boolean statements turns TRUE to output a message, the Branch Block immediately directs the incoming message either through the yes or the no output port.

Block settings

To change default block settings, double-click the block to open the Block Editor.

Setting Description
Name Name to display beneath the block on the ADL canvas
BodyColor Background color of the block
Formula

Equation used to calculate the value of the block

If not yet defined, the field displays a Click to edit formula link that opens the Formula Builder.

Description Optional text to explain how the block is used