How do I ask for a string input?

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n=input("Number of files: ");
for i=1:n
FileName(i) = input("File Name: ","s");
Here is my code which ends up giving me an error message saying
I'm simply asking for a string and inputting it into FileName which should hold all the string
Unable to perform assignment because the indices on the left side are not compatible with the size of the right side.
Error in DataReader (line 6)
FileName(i) = input("File Name: ","s");
What am I doing wrong? Just 20 minutes ago my code was working perfectly fine

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Star Strider
Star Strider on 7 Oct 2022
It is likely easier to save it to a cell array —
FileName{i} = input("File Name: ","s");
That worked when I tried it offline.
See Access Data in Cell Array if you are unfamiliar with cell arrays.
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Star Strider
Star Strider on 9 Oct 2022
As always, my pleasure!
It also leaves the Command Window free, another reason I prefer it.

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