Where should I report a bug that I find in MATLAB?

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Mohammad Abouali
Mohammad Abouali on 7 Dec 2016
Answered: Image Analyst on 7 Dec 2016
If I think I have found a bug in MATLAB where should I report it?
Here is one in Mapping Toolbox:
Let's Say I have and array of the following structure
S.X = some longitude
S.Y = some latitude values
S.Geometry = 'Point'
S.Field1 = "some characters'
S.Field2 = "some other characters'
S.Field3 = 12345
S.(Some other Fields) = 'some other stuff
Now when I use shapewrite everything is fine except if Field1 has more than 255 characters. In that case, shapewrite gonna write the shape file without any complaining. But when I reread the shape file in MATLAB or ArcGIS, the extra characters from field1 are written in field 2. Also all the fields from other records are also all messed up. Like if the whole alignment of the fields are messed up.
I have a dataset which I can not share. I see if I can anonymize it and share it with you guys.
Anyway, please let me know where is the proper location to report such bugs.
P.S. Note that this is the limitation in text width limit of underlying dbf file used by shapefile.

Answers (3)

Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 7 Dec 2016
Provided you have active Software Maintenance, visit https://www.mathworks.com/mwaccount/ and click on "My Service Reqeusts" to get to pages where you can create a new service request.

David Barry
David Barry on 7 Dec 2016
Login to your MathWorks account > My account > Service Requests > Create new service request.
You can also try the link here



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