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Why does my standalone application that calls SORTROWS not work on a machine that does not have MATLAB installed?

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I have the following code:
function testexe
a=ceil(10*rand(3,10));
sortrows(a);
I compiled in MATLAB using the following command
mcc -m testexe.m -v
Now when I distribute and run my application, testexe.exe, along with the mglinstaller.exe, on a client machine that does not have MATLAB, installed I get the following error:
Failed to find MEX-File on path : sortrowsc.dll.
EXITING
Sometimes the error is referring to another MEX-file sortcellchar.dll.

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MathWorks Support Team
MathWorks Support Team on 27 Jun 2009
This is a bug in the MGLINSTALLER with the C/C++ Math Library 2.2. This problem has been fixed in MATLAB C/C++ Math Library 2.4 (R13).
If you are using a previous version, see the information below:
This error occurs because the client computer does not have the MEX-file sortrowsc.dll. This MEX-file does not come packaged with the mglinstaller. In order to distribute a stand-alone application that calls sort rows, sortrowsc.dll and/or sortcellchar.dll, must also be distributed. The libraries can be placed in the same directory as the executable or in the bin\win32 directory created by the MGLINSTALLER.

More Answers (2)

Davide
Davide on 12 Nov 2014
I have the same problem with >
Failed to find MEX-File on path : sortrowsc.dll.
but I am working on a software implemented on GUI with GUIDE.
any ideas out there ?

Sriram Narayanan
Sriram Narayanan on 26 Feb 2015
Edited: MathWorks Support Team on 11 Jun 2018
Hello Davide,
As the article mentioned, the libraries might need to be placed in the same directory as the executable or in the bin\win32 directory created by the MGLINSTALLER. Did you try that?
If you are still facing the issue, please contact MathWorks Technical Support.

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