Well, I'm entering a value (date) into the InputBox, and then reading from the InputBox to ColumnA. You're correct. I didn't phrase it as well as I could have.
I believe both the options that you mentioned would work fine. I'm not sure how to do the coding. Surely, you know Matlab better than I know it.
I never got your code sample to work. It said something about the Try Catch being incorrect. It looks fine to me. I didn't know how to interpret that error.
Do you have an idea what the actual code will look like? If not, I'll have to do a lot more fiddling with this thing. I spent a while on it yesterday, and got as far as my last post.
"Phil Goddard" <email@example.com> wrote in message <firstname.lastname@example.org>... > I'm confused by your terminology. > I don't see anywhere in your code (or any reason in your description) why you are "... pass that into ColumA ..." > Nor "(this is what I pass to the InputBox)" -- surely you are reading from the InputBox not passing anything into it. > > If you mean that you are just wanting to compare a number(date?) that a user enters to the values(dates) in the first column of the spreadsheet and then extract the corresponding row, then why not either, > > a) read the first column into MATLAB; determine which element (and hence row) corresponds to the value entered by the user; then use my previous code to read the specified row. > > or > > b) read everything from the specified sheet into MATLAB; then determine which row you want and extract it from the whole matrix that was read in. > > Phil.