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Checking if word/words are present in a sentence in a table cell.

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Maria Pati
Maria Pati on 31 Jul 2019
Commented: Maria Pati on 1 Aug 2019
I need help about a code on how to check if words like "M3 TRIPPED" is present in the sentence of the table cells, and output a matrix indicating the row number and column where this phrase is present.
Thank you.

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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 31 Jul 2019
Try contains().
if contains(ca{2, 1}, 'M3 TRIPPED')
% It contains that phrase in row 2, column 1 of cell array called ca
% etc. more code...
Attach your cell array in a .mat file if you need more help.

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Akira Agata
Akira Agata on 31 Jul 2019
Like this?
% A sample data
T = cell2table({...
'M3 TRIPPED xyz','abc','pqr';...
'def','M3 TRIPPED 123','ghi'});
% Find row and column containing 'M3 TRIPPED'
idx = contains(T{:,:},'M3 TRIPPED');
[row,col] = find(idx);

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