How do i reset a fileID value?

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Whale_Shark on 24 Nov 2022
Edited: Stephen23 on 25 Nov 2022
Relatively new to MATLAB so it's probably a stupid question. But when writing my code I forgot to use the fclose function in my for loop so the value kept going up. My fid value i believe should be 34 but shows as 54 (my dataset has 34 colums). How do I sort of reset my fid value? also if anyone spots anything else wrong with the code that would be great. This is only a small portion of the code as I am just trying to get this part to work first.
close all
clear all
files=dir([fpath '\*.csv']);
for n=1:size(files,1)
fid=fopen([fpath '\' files(n,:)]);
data{n}=textscan(fid, '%s %f %f %f %f %f %f %f %f %f %f %f %f %f %f %f %f %f %f %f %f %f %f %f %f %f %f %f %f %f %f %f %f %f','Delimiter',',','CollectOutput',1, 'Headerlines',1);
data{1,n}{1,1}=datenum(data{1,n}{1,1},'dd-mmm-yyyy HH:MM:SS');
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Stephen23 on 25 Nov 2022
Edited: Stephen23 on 25 Nov 2022
Some tips on looping over filenames:
fpath = uigetdir;
files = dir(fullfile(fpath,'*.csv')); % use FULLFILE rather than text concatenation.
for n = 1:numel(files) % no need for a char array...
fnm = fullfile(fpath,files(n).name); % ... you can access the structure directly.
files(n).data = ... optional, if you want to store any data
As Image Analyst wrote in your other answer, you should not convert the filenames into a character array.

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Star Strider
Star Strider on 24 Nov 2022
should close all of them. You can then start with fid = 3.
Also, I lost count of the number of '%f' there are. You can avoid writing all that with:
['%s' repmat('%f', 1, 33)]
ans = '%s%f%f%f%f%f%f%f%f%f%f%f%f%f%f%f%f%f%f%f%f%f%f%f%f%f%f%f%f%f%f%f%f%f'
And I don’t understand using datenum here:
data{1,n}{1,1}=datenum(data{1,n}{1,1},'dd-mmm-yyyy HH:MM:SS');
The datetime function allows for sorting, comparisons, logical operations, and a number of others.
Star Strider
Star Strider on 25 Nov 2022
As always, my pleasure!

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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 25 Nov 2022
@Victoria Snell regarding your dot indexing problem, did you not see my Answer in your duplicate question:
I show you how to fix that by creating the filename properly.


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