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How to paste into multiple cells of a table in a GUI

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Seyhan Emre Gorucu
Seyhan Emre Gorucu on 2 Aug 2012
Answered: Walter Roberson on 3 Nov 2015
I have an editable table which is built on a programmatic gui. I can paste the values 1 by 1. However, I cannot paste my values all together. Is there a way to paste values from excel to the table without doing one by one?
Thank you,

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Gary Jahns
Gary Jahns on 3 Nov 2015
Hmmm...No comments in over 3 years. Too bad, I would like to be able to do this too, but it sounds like you can't do it:-(

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 3 Nov 2015
No. You would instead use xlsread() or an ActiveX object to read the values from Excel. Then you would get() the Data property of the uitable, replace the subset of entries with the new contents, and set() the Data property to the result.
For example, in the case of a uitable that contains only numeric data:
nums = xlsread('MyFile.xls');
curdata = get(handles.uitable1, 'Data');
rowstart = 3; colstart = 7; %to start pasting at (3,7)
curdata(rowstart : rowstart + size(nums,1) - 1, colstart : colstart + size(nums,2) - 1) = nums; %new data goes in
set(handles.uitable1, 'Data' curdata);


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