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Topic: break a loop when reading different excel files
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Saad

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Registered: 11/26/12
Re: break a loop when reading different excel files
Posted: Nov 26, 2012 1:29 PM
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dpb <none@non.net> wrote in message <k901th$vsa$1@speranza.aioe.org>...
> On 11/26/2012 8:31 AM, Saad wrote:
> > Dear all,
> >
> > I am trying to read different excel files from 2010 to 2012. Basically,
> > for each month, there is one excel file. So when i run the loop I go
> > through each month and read the excel file of that particular. The loop
> > works with no problem for 2010 and 2011 but it stops at the end of 2012
> > because the data for November and December 2012 are not available yet.
> > Here is my code:
> >
> > months={'Jan', 'Feb', 'Mar', 'Apr', 'May', 'Jun', 'Jul', 'Aug', 'Sep',
> > 'Oct', 'Nov', 'Dec'};
> >
> > for i=2010:2012
> > for j=1:length(months)
> > a1=xlsread(['P:\X\Data\', num2str(i),'\', char(months(j)), num2str(i),
> > '.xls'],'Sheet1','X5:X5000');
> >
> > end
> > end
> >
> > As you can see the loop reads the excel file at each month but stops at
> > end 2012. I would like to end (break) the loop when Matlab doesnt find
> > the relevant excel file. How can I do that? Thank you very much for your
> > help

>
> Several ways...
>
> a) enclose the call to xlsread() in a try...catch error block and handle
> the error
>
> b) do a dir() on the file name before try to open to test for existence
> and break if not found,
>
> c) use dir() on the file name w/ appropriate wild card and the process
> the resulting files so only have existing files to deal with instead.
> Has secondary benefit of not needing the sprintf() stuff to create the
> filename manually..
>
> --


Thanks so much for the quick answer!



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