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Replace missing cell entries without replacing whitespaces.

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Niek W
Niek W on 7 Apr 2021
Commented: Niek W on 7 Apr 2021
I'm reading an excel file using readcell, and all empty cells are imported as 'missing'.
I would like to replace the missing, and i found the following suggestions (cellfun+anonymous function)
However, this solution also marks whitespaces as missing and replaces them
A = {1, 'test123', 2, 1, 'texthere';2, 'test456', 3 ,4, missing;...
3, 'test789', missing, 1, 'text with spaces'}
A(cellfun(@(x) any(ismissing(x)), A)) = {'REPLACED'}
In this example, I would like 'text with spaces' to be left alone, and only to replace the actual 'missing' cells. How do I achieve this?
Thanks!

Accepted Answer

Niek W
Niek W on 7 Apr 2021
Solved by rinkert: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/66985871/matlab-replace-missing-cell-entries-without-replacing-whitespaces
A(cellfun(@(x) isa(x,'missing'), A)) = {'REPLACED'}

More Answers (1)

Monika Jaskolka
Monika Jaskolka on 7 Apr 2021
for i = 1:numel(A)
if ismissing(A{i})
A{i} = 'REPLACED';
end
end
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Niek W
Niek W on 7 Apr 2021
Hi Monika, your solution works. However someone on stackexchange was slightly faster, so I've marked that answer as Accepted.
Thanks anyway!

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