# Add variables from one timetable to another

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Eric Escoto on 24 Nov 2021
Commented: Peter Perkins on 26 Nov 2021
Having a bit of trouble with this...
I've got two timetables. Let's call them TT1 and TT2.
One table (TT1) has 11 variables. Another table (TT2) has 1035 variables. They are the same length.
I would like to take variables 12:1035 and move them to the right of the last variable in TT1.
What is the best approach?
Eric Escoto on 24 Nov 2021
What I'm trying to show is my indexing isnt correct and I'm not pulling each variable seperately. The result of this syntax is that there is only a single 'var1' with 1024 collumns instead of 1024 vars.

Edited: Aladdin on 24 Nov 2021
Hi,
I think you could easily achieve that using outerjoin function. First, extract your data from TT2 and give it a name such as NewTable = TT2(12:1035). Then, use outerjoin function to merge them
FinalTable = outerjoin(TT1,NewTable).
Please see the documentation of this function and how to use it examples https://www.mathworks.com/help/matlab/ref/outerjoin.html
And if you find this helpful, make sure to accept the solution!
Thanks

Peter Perkins on 24 Nov 2021
Eric, I think all you need is
>> T1 = array2table(rand(5,3),"VariableNames",["A" "B" "C"]);
>> T2 = array2table(rand(5,3),"VariableNames",["X" "Y" "Z"]);
>> T12 = [T1 T2(:,["Y" "Z"])]
T12 =
5×5 table
A B C Y Z
_______ _______ _______ _______ _______
0.48976 0.27603 0.49836 0.95929 0.84072
0.44559 0.6797 0.95974 0.54722 0.25428
0.64631 0.6551 0.34039 0.13862 0.81428
0.70936 0.16261 0.58527 0.14929 0.24352
0.75469 0.119 0.22381 0.25751 0.92926
You will need to make sure you don't have variable name conflicts.
The join functions are sort of a horz cat when you want to match up rows based on their values, not their positions. synchronize is sort of a horz cat whn you want to match up rows (of timetables) based on their times.
Peter Perkins on 26 Nov 2021
T12 = [T1 T2(:,12:1035)]?

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