How do I delete an entire row from Excel from MATLAB?

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Ultimately I want to delete an entire row from an excel file (say, row 10) and shift the rows 11 onwards up so that there isn't an empty space in the file.
I can envisage a long winded solution to this using xlswrite to overwrite all the previous rows, but is there a simple solution to this? I can't find a way of doing it anywhere.
Many thanks!
Using R2016a
James Boyle
James Boyle on 5 Jul 2017
I have not used ActiveX at all, I am using windows 10.

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Guillaume on 10 Jul 2017
It's not hard to do in matlab if you know excel VBA. If you don't, it's just as easy to record a macro in excel and use that rather than trying to do it in matlab.
The following should work (untested since I don't have matlab installed on this machine):
file = 'C:\somewhere\somefile.xlsx';
sheet = 'Sheet1'; %can be name or numeric index
row = 10;
excel = actxserver('Excel.Application');
workbook = excel.Workbooks.Open(file);
worksheet = workbook.Worksheets.Item(sheet);
Mark Anthony Rivas
Mark Anthony Rivas on 29 Feb 2020
This will only remove the items on the table but not on excel.
function UITableCellSelection(app, event)
indices = event.Indices
data = app.UITable.Data;
row = indices(:,1);
app.UITable.Data(row,:) = [];

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