How to import Excel table with column of as individual variables?

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How would I import a table from Excel such as this
to load into my workspace as this?
Using the readtable function inputs it as a table with a column of the names and a column for values (except the fts2mph and mph2fts which show up as NaN but that's another issue)
idk how to convert it to individual variables from the table or if there's a direct way to create the variables from the Excel file

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Cris LaPierre
Cris LaPierre on 19 Nov 2021
Edited: Cris LaPierre on 19 Nov 2021
Try the rows2vars function on the result of readtable. It reorients a table so that rows become variables.
The variables will still be part of a table (columns of a table are the variables), so they will not show up individually in your workspace, but you can access them using table.varName notation (see here).
Cris LaPierre
Cris LaPierre on 19 Nov 2021
Those are your variable names.
Look through the examples on the rows2vars documentation page. This is expected. You will need to use the 'VariableNameSource' name-value pair to name the new table variables something else.

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Peter Perkins
Peter Perkins on 23 Nov 2021
I don't know that readtable is the way to go here. If you really just have a few named scalars, you might think about readcell (since R2019a), and then create a scalar struct named constants with one field for each of rhoSL aSL, etc. You could also poof them into your workspace using eval, but that's usually considered bad form.




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