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How to avoid clearing workspace in MATLAB App button ?

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Kaustubh hike
Kaustubh hike on 23 Aug 2021
Commented: Stephen on 23 Aug 2021
Hi,
I have existing variables in matlab worksace.
I am creating on app in which there is Button. If I click button then all workspace variables get erased .
How to avoid erasing of these workpace variables ?
The app works on the worksspace data.
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Stephen
Stephen on 23 Aug 2021
"I want it should work on matlab workspace."
Every workspace in MATLAB is a MATLAB workspace.
Did you read the links that I gave you? They explain the basics about different MATLAB workspaces.
The best solution by far is to pass the data to your app and process it within the app workspaces. Is there any particular reason why you cannot use the best approach, but instead need to use a slow, complex, buggy approach to accessing your data?

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Adam Danz
Adam Danz on 23 Aug 2021
> I want it should work on matlab workspace .
Bad idea. This defeats the purpose of an app which is to allow users to interact with data from the app rather than requiring users to manually create and manipulate data in an independent workspace. That approach is not reproducible and very prone to error.
Whatever variables that are in the external workspace that belong in the app should be loaded directly to the app and stored as private or public properties (also see documentation).
  • Where do those variables come from? If you're loading a mat file or reading a data file, do that directly within the app.
  • If the file source is to be selected by the user, include an app component that allows the user to select the file (see uigetfile).
  • If you're manually defining variables and variable names in an external workspace and the app needs those variables, you have to rethink that process and create a way for users to enter parameters directly within the app so the app can do that work within callback functions.
The solution involves reworking the workflow. If you run into a problem implementing those changes, specificily explain the source of the data, the workspace the data exists in, and explain why that isn't being done within the app.

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