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Is there a function that will display all the fields of a nested structure in MATLAB?

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I have a nested structure, containing levels of structures within it.
I would like to be able to view all the fields of this nested structure.

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MathWorks Support Team on 17 Oct 2016
There is not a built in function in MATLAB that would display the contents of a nested structure hierarchy.
You can achieve this by writing a function that recursively navigates through each field of the structure and displays its contents.
Find attached an example file, unfold.m, which displays the contents of nested structures. The help contents of the function contain more information on its usage.
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KAE on 20 Nov 2019
This is useful for looking at multi-level XML files read in by xml2struct. I wish there were more XML utilities in Matlab to make it easy to extract data from many records.

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