select .txt file using a filter like *.txt

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Marty Dutch
Marty Dutch on 26 Mar 2014
Edited: Image Analyst on 26 Mar 2014
Hey Experts,
I want to select a .txt file from a directory. In this directory there is only one .txt file among a bunch of image files. Each time the name of the textfile is different. So I want something like: fopen *.txt I looked everywhere but I cannot find a solution for this on first sight easy problem.
Many thanks! Marten

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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 26 Mar 2014
Edited: Image Analyst on 26 Mar 2014
filePattern = fullfile(yourFolder, '*.txt');
textFiles = dir(filePattern);
If length(textFiles) == 1 then you know there's just one and you can grab that one. If the length > 1 then you might have to let the user select it with uigetfile() or else somehow figure out which one you want from the filename.
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Marty Dutch
Marty Dutch on 26 Mar 2014
Thanks for your prompt repsonse. This was the trick I needed!
Marten

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nl2605
nl2605 on 26 Mar 2014
I am not sure if this is the simplest way. But you can use 'uigetfile'. Here you can use the .*txt filter. And then use the filename to open the text file.

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