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Get index of object with a given property in an array

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Is it possible to remove an entry from a vector of arrays based on a certain property?
How would I get the index of a certain person in the n the phone book example on https://de.mathworks.com/help/matlab/matlab_oop/finding-objects-having-specific-settings.html?
classdef PhoneBook < dynamicprops
properties
Name
Address
Number
end
methods
function obj = PhoneBook(n,a,p)
obj.Name = n;
obj.Address = a;
obj.Number = p;
end
end
end
We add some entries:
PB(1) = PhoneBook('Nancy Vidal','123 Washington Street','5081234567');
PB(2) = PhoneBook('Nancy Vidal','123 Main Street','5081234568');
PB(3) = PhoneBook('Nancy Wong','123 South Street','5081234569');
I would now like to remove an entry based on the value of a property:
NW = findobj(PB,'Name','Nancy Wong'); % To remove an entry, I would like to get the index and not the entry itself

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Ameer Hamza
Ameer Hamza on 18 Mar 2020
For the class you defined, you can use something like this
PB(1) = PhoneBook('Nancy Vidal','123 Washington Street','5081234567');
PB(2) = PhoneBook('Nancy Vidal','123 Main Street','5081234568');
PB(3) = PhoneBook('Nancy Wong','123 South Street','5081234569');
NW = findobj(PB,'Name','Nancy Wong');
PB(PB == NW) = [];

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Nicolas Bourbaki
Nicolas Bourbaki on 19 Mar 2020
This was exactly what I was looking for.
Thanks a lot!

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