Sorting of column 'folder' present in 'struct'

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I have such a 'struct' and I want to make the column 'folder' in order. How can I do this?
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Stephen23
Stephen23 on 10 Nov 2022
Edited: Stephen23 on 10 Nov 2022
Another approach is to download NATSORTFILES here:
unzip it and then use it like this:
A = 'C:\Users\Alberto\Desktop\GLOBAL';
B = dir(fullfile(A,'DATA*','*'));
B = natsortfiles(B,[],'rmdot','noext');

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Adam Danz
Adam Danz on 9 Nov 2022
Sounds like you want natural order sorting. There are some File Exchange submissions that do this (example). But if the format you shared is consistent across all paths, it would also be easy to use regular expressions to extract the ending numeric values and then sort those values.
This would have been easier to demonstrate if the paths were provided as text rather than a screenshot.
str = 'C:\Users\me\folderOne\folder2\docs\Data 11';
nstr = regexp(str,'\d+$','match','once');
n = str2double(nstr)
n = 11
[~, sortidx] = sort(n)
sortidx = 1
Then use sortidx to sort whatever you're sorting.
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Adam Danz
Adam Danz on 9 Nov 2022
The variable str in my answer is just an example of 1 path. In your case, you'll define str as
str = {B.folder};
then you'll use sortidx from my answer B
B_sorted = B(sortidx);

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