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Find string (from table) in cell in matlab

Asked by Pafi Pafian on 20 Jan 2015
Latest activity Commented on by Pafi Pafian on 21 Jan 2015
Hi,
I want to find the location of one string (which I take it from a table) inside of a cell: A is my table, and B is the cell.
I have tested :
strncmp(A(1,8),B(:,1),1)
but it couldn't find the location. I have tested many commands like: ismember,strmatch,find(strcmp),find(strcmpi)find(ismember),strfind and etc ... but they all give me errors mostly because of the type of my data !
So please suggest me a solution. I am currently using Matlab R2013b.

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Answer by Niels
on 20 Jan 2015

If your cell array contains mixed datatypes, then ismember indeed does not work.
However, something like find(strcmp('YourString',CellArray)) should work just fine.
One thing you should keep in mind is, just as with cells, the way you call data from your table.
If you do the following:
temp = A(1,8);
What data type do you get for your temp variable?