Date: Jan 17, 2013 9:46 AM
Author: ulas
Subject: character array writing to a netcdf

Dear members

i have the following part of a code where i want to fill a character variable of a netcdf file with a character array. The netcdf file is generated, all the numeric variables are created and filled correctly but the character variable is filled funny. What am i missing? Thanks in advance for any help.

StatNames=char('AM01','AT02','AT05','AT34','AT48','BE01','BE32','BE35','CH01','CH02','CH03','CH04','CH05','CY02','CZ01','CZ03','DE01', ...

fileout=[DirOut,'/emep_',name,'.nc'];
ncid=netcdf.create(fileout,'NC_WRITE');
Ch=netcdf.defDim(ncid,'char',6);
StName=netcdf.defVar(ncid,'Station_name','char',[Ch StatNo]);
netcdf.endDef(ncid);
netcdf.putVar(ncid,StName,StatNames);
netcdf.close(ncid);

I am getting the following final variable when i check the final netcdf file:

Station_name=
"AAAAAB",
"BBCCCC",
"CCCCDD",
.....