# Insert new row with values in a table before specific values

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Lukas Netzer on 9 Aug 2021
Answered: Peter Perkins on 9 Aug 2021
Hey,
I have a table with 3 columns containing the following values:
Now I want to insert a new row with (0,0,0) everytime WP1 hits 0 before that, so that the new table looks like that:
What is an efficient way to do that?

Yazan on 9 Aug 2021
WP1 = [0 145 169 1693 1708 2729 0 48];
WP2 = [145 169 1693 1708 2729 2779 48 1382];
WC = [0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1];
dat = [WP1', WP2', WC'];
T = table(WP1', WP2', WC', 'VariableNames', {'WP1', 'WP2', 'WC'});
disp(T)
WP1 WP2 WC ____ ____ __ 0 145 0 145 169 1 169 1693 1 1693 1708 1 1708 2729 1 2729 2779 0 0 48 0 48 1382 1
idx = find(T.WP1 == 0);
idx = idx + (0:length(idx)-1)';
Idx = true(size(WP1') + [length(idx) 0]);
Idx(idx) = false;
dat2 = zeros(size(dat) + [length(idx), 0]);
dat2(Idx, :) = dat;
T2 = table(dat2(:,1), dat2(:,2), dat2(:,3), 'VariableNames', {'WP1', 'WP2', 'WC'});
disp(T2)
WP1 WP2 WC ____ ____ __ 0 0 0 0 145 0 145 169 1 169 1693 1 1693 1708 1 1708 2729 1 2729 2779 0 0 0 0 0 48 0 48 1382 1
Lukas Netzer on 9 Aug 2021
ty!

Peter Perkins on 9 Aug 2021
It is possible to just use tabular subscripting to insert these rows. This is kind of old school MATLAB. Don't know if it is easier or harder to understand.
>> WP1 = [0; 145; 169; 1693; 1708; 2729; 0; 48];
>> WP2 = [145; 169; 1693; 1708; 2729; 2779; 48; 1382];
>> WC = [0; 1; 1; 1; 1; 0; 0; 1];
>> T = table(WP1, WP2, WC)
T =
8×3 table
WP1 WP2 WC
____ ____ __
0 145 0
145 169 1
169 1693 1
1693 1708 1
1708 2729 1
2729 2779 0
0 48 0
48 1382 1
Create an index vector that puts existing rows at their new locations.
>> n = height(T);
>> i = (1:n)';
>> incr = zeros(size(i));
>> incr(j) = 1;
>> i2 = i + cumsum(incr)
i2 =
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
11
Create an index vector that puts the inserted rows at their new locations.
>> j = find(T.WC == 0);
>> incr = ones(size(j)); incr(1) = 0;
>> j2 = j + cumsum(incr)
j2 =
1
7
9
Add a row at the end, merge the index vectors, and use that to insert copies of the new end row into the right places.
>> T{end+1,:} = [0 0 0];
>> [~,k] = sort([i2; j2]);
>> k(j2) = n+1;
>> T = T(k,:)
T =
11×3 table
WP1 WP2 WC
____ ____ __
0 0 0
0 145 0
145 169 1
169 1693 1
1693 1708 1
1708 2729 1
0 0 0
2729 2779 0
0 0 0
0 48 0
48 1382 1

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