Copying (ASCII) data file (including headers & column names) to XLS.
Updated 13 Oct 2004

View License

This program reads a (text data file) consisting of headers, column titles and column data (see attached data.txt). Then it opens or creates existing excel file and saves data into specified sheetname.

NOTE: The program will automatically identify the number of headerlines, columns and the column names using what so called "common sense"!


datfile: Name of data file.
xlsfile: Name of excel file.
sheetname: sheet name (optional, default is 'Sheet1') if specified, a sheet with the specified name must be existing.


datfile = 'data.txt';
xlsfile = 'data.xls';
sheetname = 'Sheet2';
%dat2xls(datfile,xlsfile) % Will write to 'Sheet1'

Cite As

Fahad Al Mahmood (2024). dat2xls (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/4517-dat2xls), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R14
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux

Community Treasure Hunt

Find the treasures in MATLAB Central and discover how the community can help you!

Start Hunting!
Version Published Release Notes

Attached (data.txt)