readtable decide which coloumns are read as string and which as number. xlsx file

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Hi
Im trying to read an xlsx table, but readtable gives me the wrong format. some of my coloums are read as numbers and not strings. Thereby returning a NAN instead of the string i needed. My question. is there a way to force the datatype on readtable?
here is an example of how my data is set together in my input table
after reading into readtable it looks like this
RT = readtable("file.xlsx")
and here is the output

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Arif Hoq
Arif Hoq on 24 Mar 2022
Edited: Arif Hoq on 24 Mar 2022
i have tried to make your excel and applied readtable function..see the result.
A=readtable('example_2.xlsx','ReadVariableName',false);
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Peter Perkins
Peter Perkins on 24 Mar 2022
Magnus, detectImportOptions and subsequent modifications on what it returns are what you are looking for. You can set any or all of the variable types, and a whole lot more.

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