I have created a program that involves reading and writing information to an Excel spreadsheet. I have created a stand-alone app using Matlab Compiler, but the program will not write or open the Excel spreadsheet. I am using writetable and xlsread.
You can use MATLAB compiler to compile programs that read and write from an Excel. As Dennis mentioned, make sure the Excel exists and has the correct path available to the compiled program. Thislink maybe helpful to package the excel file with your code.
Also suggest using readtable instead of xlsread. As an additional option, you can create a log file that would give runtime information on the exact error message MATLAB is encountering. To do this use 'Additional runtime settings' on the Application Compiler GUI or use the-R option with mcc.