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How to load a structure as a handle?

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Ibro Tutic
Ibro Tutic on 1 Jun 2017
Answered: E Wilder on 9 Dec 2018
I am trying to load a structure to a handle that I can use in a GUI. When I load the structure, I use
handles.data=load('structure.mat')
However, when I want to pull data from it, I have to use a nested structure of sorts. So if the original structure was DLG, when using the data within the GUI, I have to use handles.data.DLG.fieldname. Is there anyway to just use the DLG structure instead of all of the handles stuff? Below is a function that might be relevant to the question.
function pushbutton2_Callback(hObject, eventdata, handles)
% hObject handle to pushbutton2 (see GCBO)
% eventdata reserved - to be defined in a future version of MATLAB
% handles structure with handles and user data (see GUIDATA)
handles.data = load(fullfile(handles.folder, handles.item));
tmp_nam = fieldnames(handles.data.DLG.metadata);
tmp_val = cellfun(@(x)(handles.data.DLG.metadata.(x)),tmp_nam,'UniformOutput',false);
handles.table = [tmp_nam tmp_val];
set(handles.uitable2,'data',handles.table);
guidata(gcbo, handles);
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Jan
Jan on 1 Jun 2017
Edited: Jan on 1 Jun 2017
No, this does not "load data to a handle". The struct is called "handles", but it could have any other name also. A "handle" is something very specific. You load the contents of the file to a field of the struct "handles".
I do not know what "a nested structure of sorts" is. "all of the handles stuff" is not clear also.

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Jan
Jan on 1 Jun 2017
Edited: Jan on 1 Jun 2017
FileData = load('structure.mat');
handles.Dlg = FileData.Dlg;
I'm not sure, but perhaps tmp_val can be obtained easier:
tmp_val = struct2cell(FileData.Dlg);

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E Wilder
E Wilder on 9 Dec 2018
Daniel Shrub provides a good answer to this here:
https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/answers/46884-is-there-something-like-a-struct-pointer-in-matlab

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