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Read from excel and compare text

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I need to read a column from excel for example say I need to read user_id column from excel and the excel sheet is present in some other folder at desktop.after I read the column containing user_id's I need to search for a particular user_id. How do I do that ...?

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 21 Mar 2019
readtable() to get the data into place. strcmp() or ismember() the appropriate column of the table.

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Sajid Afaque
Sajid Afaque on 21 Mar 2019
I need to compare the user_id's with a specific user_id and return either 1 or 0 .how do I do that
Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 21 Mar 2019
If the user_id are numeric:
specific_user_id == YourTable.user_id
If the user_id are character vectors:
strcmp(specific_user_id, YourTable.user_id)
If you just need to know whether the specific ID is found at all:
ismember(specific_user_id, YourTable.user_id)
If you need to know whether it is found and where it was found and there is only at most one match:
[specific_was_found, idx] = ismember(specific_user_id, YourTable.user_id);

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