How to copy and paste several cells from e.g. Excel into a MATLAB uitable?

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We develop a graphical user interface (GUI) with the Matlab App Designer. Many users of the GUI would like to copy the data from Excel with ‘ctrl + c’ and then wants to paste it to the UITable in the app with ‘ctrl + v’. The MATLAB table model (UITable) doesn’t seem to have this feature. Is there any workaround or solution for this problem?

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MathWorks Support Team
MathWorks Support Team on 23 Jun 2022
It is possible to copy and paste single cells from e.g. Excel to MATLAB since MATLAB R2021b. However, it exists an enhancement request to implement a feature to copy and paste several cells to the MATLAB uitable. 
In the meantime, you could work around by taking advantage of the following MATLAB File exchange submissions "num2clip: copy numerical arrays to clipboard " and "Straightforward COPY and PASTE functions".

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