Using the find function in a loop

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I wrote this script to import multiple files. Now I try tofind the variables. Every file has a different amount of rows. I like to use the find function to find my variables. Every time I get an error. Can someone help me?
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KSSV
KSSV on 9 Apr 2018
What error you get? Which line you are getting the error? What file we have to select to run the code?

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Guillaume
Guillaume on 9 Apr 2018
The immediate cause for the error is simple, you already have a variable called datarecords and it's not a cell array. Since none of the variables you're using in your loop are predeclared you're either reusing whatever exists or creating them in the first step of the loop.
datarecords = {};
mydata = {};
before the loop would fix that error.
However the rest of the code doesn't make much sense. I very much doubt that importdata is going to return a structure when loading a text file, so your mydata{k}.textdata is probably an error as well.
k is either 1 or 4, never any other value, so it's unclear why it's used as an index. And if its only purpose is to break out of the loop then:
while true
%...
if strcmp(Answer, 'No')
break;
end
end
is better.
I think that rather than fixing that script, you'd be better off explaining better what you want to do and showing an example of the text file you want to load and telling us which part of that file you're interested in.
If you are loading text files, why don't you use readtable?
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Erik Verdijk
Erik Verdijk on 9 Apr 2018
I have files that i want to import. Each of these files has a unknown number of header lines. I like to find that amount. The usefull data (The data I want to plot) start 2 lines after the words data record. I tried to find the row of DATA RECORD: by using datarecords{k} = find(cellfun(@strcmp,mydata{k}.textdata,repmat({'A'},size(mydata{k}.textdata)))==1); This code works without the loop. I attached an example of a file that I should like to import. I have several of them. If you look to line (I guess) 79 you see data recording 2 lines later, the data start.
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Guillaume
Guillaume on 9 Apr 2018
Please use comments rather than starting a new answer.

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