I have used xlsread to read in a spreadsheet containing text and numbers. I am trying to use the text to set up a structure system and noticed that the strings read from excel do not resolve the same way strings entered in matlab do. For instance, if I use
structure.('NAME1').('NAME2') = 1;
it correctly generates the structure. However, if I have
[~,names,~] = xlsread(file,sheet,corners);
structure.(names(1,1)).(names(1,2)) = 1;
I get an error saying:
Argument to dynamic structure reference must evaluate to a valid field name.
I've noticed that names(1,1) returns 'NAME1' but the string does not appear in blue in the command window the way it does if I just type 'NAME1'. What is going on here? Is it the difference between an apostrophe and a single quote?
I have similar trouble with cells imported from excel when trying to create vectors with them. Rather than just creating one vector with all the data in it it creates a cell structure with independent cells for the data. What amd I missing about the way matlab reads data from Excel?