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Question How to use Recorder to show labels of objects at run time

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I’m building a model where an item called traveler (which is of Operator type) is created constantly by Source1. The Traveler has a label called ‘money’ which shows the money, expected to change at conditions and times (not shown in the example). I want to show the curve of money change along the time line. And the way I did it is to attach a ‘Recorder’ to the Traveler item. However, I don’t know how to specify the ‘object name’ or ‘node name’, to be used in the Recorder at run time. These names are expected to be directed towards the label (i.e., money) of the traveler, and it seems that these are to be given when building the model, and are difficult to control at run time. Can anyone help me to solve this problem?
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If you just want text in the model to show the amount of money for a traveler at a particular point in the model then I would use a visual tool. A visual tool has the option of displaying text and will by default want to use the center object. All you would need to do is connect the visual tool to the object that will contain your traveler. Then instead of using centerobject(current, 1) which is the default you could use first(), last(), or rank() - i.e. first(centerobject(current, 1)). This will cause the visual tool to display the label of the item/traveler instead of the container.

If you are trying to show some sort of graph over time then you are going to need to create a table to store the data and then on a trigger you will need to read the traveler's label and then put that in the table and have the recorder display the information in the table.

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