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Matching only parts of two cell arrays

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A= {'36450A107';'36467A107';'38067A107'}
B={'36467A'};
How can I find that the 2nd cell in A matches the first 6 characters of B?

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Azzi Abdelmalek
Azzi Abdelmalek on 14 Jul 2013
Edited: Azzi Abdelmalek on 14 Jul 2013
out=find(cellfun(@(x) strcmp(x(1:6),B),A))

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Andrei Bobrov
Andrei Bobrov on 14 Jul 2013
find(~cellfun('isempty',regexp(A,B)));

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Chandrasekhar
Chandrasekhar on 14 Jul 2013
for i = 1:length(A)
TF = findstr(char(B(1)),char(A(i)))
if(TF == 1)
disp(i)
end
end

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joseph Frank
joseph Frank on 14 Jul 2013
this is not correct I tried it and it gave TF = 1 and 2 . I think you misunderstood the question. I want to find where the 1st 6 characters in A matches B . the 1st row definitely doesn't match nor the 3rd. the only row that matches is the 2nd one.

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