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Excel Data with Column Names

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Preetam Pal
Preetam Pal on 17 Aug 2015
Answered: Pruthvi G on 13 Apr 2020
Hi, I need to read data from an excel file in which each column has a heading. The command 'xlsread' only fetches the data, without the column names. Thanks, Preetam

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Star Strider
Star Strider on 17 Aug 2015
Edited: Star Strider on 17 Aug 2015
Actually, xlsread fetches everything, and will give it to you if you ask it to. To get all the string data, including column names, ask for a second output:
[d,s] = xlsread('file.xls')
The string data are in the ‘s’ output.
EDIT — If you have R2013b or later, the readtable function will import the Excel file data and create a table with the column names automatically.

Pruthvi G
Pruthvi G on 13 Apr 2020
%%********************************************************************************
% Name : xl_xlsfinfo
% Author : Pruthvi Raj G
% Version : Version 1.0 - 2011b Compactible
% Description : Finds all the sheets in the Excel file (.xls,.xlsm,.xlsx)
% Input : File_Name with path included.
% Date : 11-Feb-2020
%
% Examples : xl_xlsfinfo('D:\Pruthvi\Test_file.xls')
%*********************************************************************************
Use the Below Lines of Code ::
sheets = xl_xlsfinfo('D:\Pruthvi\Test_file.xls')
sheets =
1×5 cell array
{'Sheet1'} {'Sheet2'} {'Sheet3'} {'Sample'} {'Data'}

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