Issue with reading text value from a cell in MS Excel using readmatrix

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I am trying to read a text data in a cell in Excel to a variable in Matlab using the "readmatrix" command. I am using the following syntax.
readmatrix("ABC.xlsx","Sheet",'S1',"Range",'N1:N1')
But it is reading NaN value instead of the actual text. If I change the cell location (range) to another cell containing numeric data it is reading correctly. But only in case of text data this is happening. Kindly help me in resolving this issue. Thank you.

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Jonas
Jonas on 8 Aug 2022
if i am not mistaken, readmatrix expects numbers for each entry, so the numbers can be but into a matrix. if your data contains numbers and text (multiple characters per cell), try readcell instead
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Subraya Krishna Bhat
Subraya Krishna Bhat on 9 Aug 2022
Thank you very much for your answer! Now I am able to read the text value from Excel. I used readcell as follows with similar syntax as readmatrix:
readcell("ABC.xlsx","Sheet",'S2','Range','N1:N1')

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