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Return dimension ID


dimid = netcdf.inqDimID(ncid,dimname)


dimid = netcdf.inqDimID(ncid,dimname) returns dimid corresponding to dimname. Specify dimname as a character vector or string scalar. You can use the netcdf.inqDim function to retrieve the dimension name. ncid is a netCDF file identifier returned by netcdf.create or

This function corresponds to the nc_inq_dimid function in the netCDF library C API. To use this function, you should be familiar with the netCDF programming paradigm.


This example opens the example netCDF file included with MATLAB®,

% Open netCDF example file.
ncid ='','NC_NOWRITE');

% Get name and length of first dimension
[dimname, dimlen] = netcdf.inqDim(ncid,0);

% Retrieve identifier of dimension.
dimid = netcdf.inqDimID(ncid,dimname)

dimid =