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adding single quotation to a string

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MoHa
MoHa on 15 Jan 2020
Commented: Ivan on 30 Jan 2021
Hi everybody,
my code accept just this format of String --> filename='"GComScan_20200115_135716.sdb"' (first and last Quotes are single) why i dont know ?
i have tried with this command to get that, but the result was reverse, means first and last Quotes are dobble " ' ' " (without space).
filename = "'" + string(extractBetween(filename, "Scans\\", filename(end)))+ "'"quot.JPG
Result.resultOfMyCommand.JPG
the right one;
correctOne.JPG
How can I solve this issue? Thank you.

Accepted Answer

Adam Danz
Adam Danz on 15 Jan 2020
Edited: Adam Danz on 15 Jan 2020
filename = sprintf('"%s"',string(extractBetween(filename, "Scans\\", filename(end))));
Result:
filename2 = '"GComScan_20200115_135716.sd"'
Explanation:
filename is actually a character array, not a string (see Characters & Strings to understand the difference). The double quotes are part of the character vector. The outer single quotes are not part of the character vector; they actually define the variable as a character vector.
To see the actual content of the filename variable,
>> disp(filename)
"GComScan_20200115_135716.sd"
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 15 Jan 2020
filename = char( extractBetween(filename, "Scans\\", filename(end)) ) ;
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MoHa
MoHa on 15 Jan 2020
Thanks Walter for your feedback.

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Ivan
Ivan on 29 Jan 2021
sprintf('STRING=''"%s"''','MY STRING')
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Ivan
Ivan on 30 Jan 2021
@Adam Danz sorry, yes, wrong answer, seems it was for another question, too much opened tabs in the browser.
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