Unable to open file 'Diabetes.csv'.

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Madiha Rehman
Madiha Rehman on 18 Jan 2022
Edited: Adam Danz on 18 Jan 2022
I'm new to matlab I'm having trouble with this one. Where should I put my excel file so MATLAB can read it?
%Read data
clear all
close all
data=readtable ('Diabetes.csv');
Error using readtable (line 143)
Unable to open file 'Diabetes.csv'.
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Star Strider
Star Strider on 18 Jan 2022
Be sure it’s on the MATLAB search path somewhere so that MATLAB can find it.
For help on that see What Is the MATLAB Search Path?.

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Adam Danz
Adam Danz on 18 Jan 2022
Edited: Adam Danz on 18 Jan 2022
To add to @Star Strider's advice, you can put the file anywhere you want as long as it's folder is on the Matlab path. For example, if the file is in C:\Users\name\Documents\Matlab\data then add the path using
Now Matlab will be able to access the file.
Alternatively, you can specify the full path to the file so Matlab knows where it's at even if it's not on the Matlab path,
filepath = 'C:\Users\name\Documents\Matlab\data';
filename = 'Diabetes.csv';
data = readtable(fullfile(filepath, filename));




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