Can't import Java library jdde in MATLAB

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I'm trying to use jdde, but I can't access the classes in the jar file from MATLAB:
conversation = DDEClientConversation();
I get the following error:
??? Undefined function or variable 'DDEClientConversation'.
According to the documentation and the many examples I've looked at this should work. How do I use this library in MATLAB? What is my mistake?
I tried adding the package to my static class path, but now I get the following error:
>> conversation = com.pretty_tools.dde.client.DDEClientConversation();
Warning: A Java exception occurred trying to load the com/pretty_tools/dde/client/DDEClientConversation class:
Java exception occurred:
java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: no JavaDDEx64 in java.library.path
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadLibrary(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.Runtime.loadLibrary0(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.System.loadLibrary(Unknown Source)
at com.pretty_tools.dde.client.DDEClientConversation.<clinit>(
at java.lang.Class.forName0(Native Method)
at java.lang.Class.forName(Unknown Source)
at com.mathworks.jmi.OpaqueJavaInterface.findClass(
??? Undefined variable "com" or class "com.pretty_tools.dde.client.DDEClientConversation".

Accepted Answer

Malcolm Lidierth
Malcolm Lidierth on 17 Jul 2012
JavaDDEx64 looks like a shared library/dll which cannot be found. You need to add it to the library path. A quick way, if you have access, is just to put a copy in your matalbroot()/bin/$arch folder ($arch will be macos/win64 etc).
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852053843 on 17 Jul 2012
Thanks, this was the solution! Since I don't have writing privilege on my matlabroot, I added 'C:\jdde\' to a copy of librarypath.txt that now resides in my startup folder. JavaDDEx64.dll which is located there is now found by MATLAB.

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Srikrishnan on 14 Jun 2014
I am facing a similar problem. I have a JAR file(fbsc.jar) with two class files. They are both based on another JAR file which I am able to successfully inport and use. When I import the class files of fbsc.jar in JAVA and use it I am able to do it succesfully. However when I do it in MATLAB(2012a) I get the error undefined function or variable.
I have added it in the dynamic path. Still no use. I am not able to figure out what am I doing wrong. I have been stuck on it for days now and still no progress.Any kind of help would be appreciated. Thanks
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Malcolm Lidierth
Malcolm Lidierth on 22 Jun 2014
R2012a uses Java 6 by default. Has fbsc.jar been compiled with a later Java version?

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Karthik Wakshe
Karthik Wakshe on 4 May 2022
Exception in thread "Thread-6": java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: C:\Users\Admin\Desktop\MATLAB\R2022a\bin\win64\nativedmatlab.dll: Can't find dependent libraries
at java.lang.ClassLoader$NativeLibrary.load(Native Method)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadLibrary0(
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadLibrary(
at java.lang.Runtime.loadLibrary0(
at java.lang.System.loadLibrary(
at com.mathworks.toolbox.distcomp.nativedmatlab.NativeMethods.<clinit>(
at com.mathworks.toolbox.distcomp.ui.desk.RunBatchJobActionProvider.lambda$initialize$0(
I am facing this issue how should i resolve this?

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