I like to import a string with multiple pathnames

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Erik Verdijk
Erik Verdijk on 26 Mar 2018
Edited: Stephen23 on 26 Mar 2018
Hello,
I have a string with multiple substrings. Each of the substrings is a pathname. How can I use importdata or textscan to import these substrings in seperate tables?
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Erik Verdijk
Erik Verdijk on 26 Mar 2018
I tried this
[FileName,PathName] = uigetfile('../*.txt','MultiSelect','on','choose','the path');
numfiles = length(FileName); c = char (FileName);
string2=strcat(PathName,c);
for ii = 1:numfiles;
% it work until here
a{ii} = importdata(string2);
end

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KSSV
KSSV on 26 Mar 2018
Try this:
[FileName,PathName] = uigetfile('../*.txt','MultiSelect','on','choose','the path');
numfiles = length(FileName);
a = cell(numfiles,1) ;
for ii = 1:numfiles
c = char (FileName{ii});
string2=strcat(PathName,c);
a{ii} = importdata(string2);
end

Stephen23
Stephen23 on 26 Mar 2018
Edited: Stephen23 on 26 Mar 2018
uigetfile does not return strings, it returns a cell array of char vectors. Iterating over a cell array is easy, so just do that. Also use fullfile rather than concatenating strings using strcat (or anything else).
[fnm,pnm] = uigetfile('../*.txt','MultiSelect','on','choose','the path');
C = cell(1,numel(fnm));
for k = 1:numel(fnm)
C{K} = importdata(fullfile(pnm,fnm{k}));
end
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Stephen23
Stephen23 on 26 Mar 2018
"Is it possible that I get this as result?"
Of course it is possible. Read the importdata help to know what it returns: the structure and its fieldnames are clearly explained there. Note that you could easily convert the cell array of scalar structures to a more convenient non-scalar structure:
S = [C{:}];
S(1).data
S(1).colheaders
...
S(2).data
...

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