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Peng Zhao
Peng Zhao on 2 Jul 2019
Commented: Peng Zhao on 3 Jul 2019
I'm trying to write table into a CSV file that looks like the following:
Row 1 will be kept the same, then the other rows will be added to the file while the script is running (or added at once at the end).
I tried using writetable, csvwrite, etc... but it does not come out to what I want, and I am having trouble creating a matrix with text.
Please help. Thanks.
Geoff Hayes
Geoff Hayes on 2 Jul 2019
Peng - please clarify what you mean by but it does not come out to what I want. Does something get written to file? Is some data overwritten by other data? What code have you written?
Peng Zhao
Peng Zhao on 3 Jul 2019
I was not able to create a matrix with strings, for example:
I want:
x = ['one','two','three'];
but the output is:
x =
[o n e t w o t h r e e]
x =
[one two three]
thus when I write it into csv, the format is wrong.

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Answers (2)

Chirag Nighut
Chirag Nighut on 2 Jul 2019
To create a matrix with text you can create a 2D array of chars. To do that you can use the following code:
celldata = cellstr(data)
chr = char(celldata)
Although before using char you should check if celldata is cell array of character vetors. Following function can help you
I request you to post the exact error/difficulty that you got using csvwrite and writetable. I can then try to help you get the desired results.
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Peng Zhao
Peng Zhao on 3 Jul 2019
This is what I tried to do for the first row of the csv file:
delete Task_Import.csv
CSV1stLine = ['Type','Summary','Planned For','Filed Against','Parent','Owned By','Estimate'];
and the csv file that was generated had only one letter in each cell.
Also, for the summary column, I will need to write an sentense into the cell from user input.

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Kaustav Bhattacharya
Kaustav Bhattacharya on 2 Jul 2019
Look at the append data section of this link.
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Peng Zhao
Peng Zhao on 3 Jul 2019
Hello, the problem is how to write strings into csv.
Writing regular matrices was good.

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