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How to include text and variable in excel sheet name when using xlswrite?

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Hello, Is it possible to include variable and text in excel sheet name when we writing the result to that excel sheet using xlswrite command.
I know how to include variable only by using num2str(variable(j)).
I have tried ['Classic: ', num2str(variable(j)),'deg']but error message says :
Error using xlswrite (line 219)
The specified data range is invalid or too large to write to the specified file format. Try writing to an XLSX file and use Excel A1 notation for the range argument, for example, A1:D4.
Appreciate any suggestion Aziz

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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 3 Jul 2017
Yes, use sprintf() to create a sheet name from your variables:
sheetName = sprintf('%s %d', yourString, yourInteger);
cellRef = 'D3'; % Whatever
xlswrite(filename, yourData, sheetName, cellRef);

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Abdulaziz Abutunis
Abdulaziz Abutunis on 3 Jul 2017
The method does work I only added the '' to define the text (e.g. 'yourString')
Thank you very much appreciate your time
Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 3 Jul 2017
You're welcome, and thanks for Accepting the answer. In my code yourString was meant to be your variable name that contains the string. If you want it to be the actual string -- what is called a "string literal" -- then, yes, you would have to enclose it in single quotes.

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