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Install app from a .mlappinstall file


  • appinfo = matlab.apputil.install(appfile)



appinfo = matlab.apputil.install(appfile) installs the specified app file and returns information about the app.


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Assume you have downloaded an app from File Exchange named EmployeeData. Install it and return information about the installation to the variable appinfo. Later, if you decide to deinstall the app programmatically, you have the app id required to do so.

appinfo = matlab.apputil.install...
appinfo = 

          id: 'EmployeeDataApp'
        name: 'EmployeeData'
      status: 'installed'
    location: 'C:\myguis\myapps\EmployeeData.mlappinstall'

Input Arguments

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Full or partial path of the app file you want to install, specified as a character vector.

Example: 'C:\myguis\myapps\myapp.mlappinstall'

Output Arguments

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Information about the installed app, returned as a structure with the fields:

Installation status, returned as one of the following:

  • 'installed' — New app is installed.

  • 'updated' — Previously installed app is updated.

Unique identifier for the installed app, returned as a character vector.

The ID is for use when running or uninstalling the app programmatically.

Folder where app is installed, returned as a character vector.

Name of installed app as it appears in the apps gallery, returned as a character vector.

Introduced in R2012b

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