# Sorting Excel values into new vector

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John Corrado on 27 Aug 2021
Answered: darova on 29 Aug 2021
Hi, I'm sort of lost when it comes to sorting data. I have a .xlxs file that contains data in a single column that's formated as four values. The first value is 255 , never changes, and I planned on using that as a marker to start sorting. I've imported the table and made it a vector, however, I have no clue on how to add every other value into a certain vector.
The data looks something like:
255 % Start sorting
4.66 % Data set 1
54.52 % Data set 2
2.59 % Data set 3
255 % Start sorting
4.65 % Data set 1
53.98 %And so on and so forth
And my code looks something like this:
clear all
filename = "CARACT 255 60.XLSX"; % Set filename
DUTY = 1; % Counter 1
TVIN = 2; % Counter 2
TEMP = 3; % Counter 3
LVIN = 4; % Counter 4
for i = 1:length(DATA)
DUTY_OUT = xlsread % Sort 1
TVIN_OUT = xlsread % Sort 2
TEMP_OUT = xlsread % Sort 3
LVIN_OUT = xlsread % Sort 4
DUTY = DUTY+1; % Add to counter 1
TVIN = TVIN+1; % Add to counter 2
TEMP = TEMP+1; % Add to counter 3
LVIN = LVIN+1; % Add to counter 4
end
Any help would be much appreciated!

darova on 29 Aug 2021
Try this
ind = find(abs(data-255)<0.1); % find all '255' numbers
ind(end+1) = numel(data)+1; % add last index+1
for i = 1:numel(ind)-1
ii = ind(i)+1:ind(i+1)-1; % select data between current '255'
data(ii) = sort(data(ii)); % sort data
end

R2020b

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