Error when importing data

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Hello, I'm trying to import an Excel file to MATLAB for school. When I go to Home -> Import Data, the following error shows up.
Execution of script uiimport as a function is not supported:
I'm using the latest update and I have the Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox v.12.1 and Optimization Toolbox v.9.1 installed. This happens no matter what script or filename I use. I also ran
>> which -all uiimport
To get this output
Thanks in advance for the help!

Accepted Answer

Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 6 Feb 2023
you need to reinstall matlab.
dbtype uiimport 1
should show
function varargout = uiimport(varargin)
but on your system it will show something different.
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Shamira Sharlyne Liao
Shamira Sharlyne Liao on 6 Feb 2023
You're right! I reinstalled matlab and it works like a charm now. Thank you so much!

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Sulaymon Eshkabilov
Sulaymon Eshkabilov on 6 Feb 2023
Use one of these functions - readmatrix(), readtable(), readcell(), which are recommended. They are efficient and easy to handle large data.
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Shamira Sharlyne Liao
Shamira Sharlyne Liao on 6 Feb 2023
Hi, thanks for the quick reply and for the recommendations! I have looked into those functions, but unfortunately my professor is the type that demands things be done the exact way she taught. I would really appreciate if someone could help troubleshoot the Import Data issue, if possible.

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