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Import .XML data into Matlab?

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A on 2 Mar 2016
Answered: Navjot Kaur on 9 Dec 2019
Hi guys,
I want to import an xml file and its data into matlab so that I can read the data.
I know you have to do something like: xDoc = xmlread('info.xml');
But I don't know much else after that. What code would I need to write to get the 'Customer' details from a .xml file with following content?
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="yes" ?>
<Shop Target="Something" Source="Something else">
<Customer ID="" LastName="Smith" FirstName="Joe" Birthday="1950/01/01" Gender="male">
<Purchase Type="Type 1" Time="2016/02/23 09:45" />
<Purchase Type="Type 2" Time="2016/02/24 09:45" />
Thank you

Answers (2)

per isakson
per isakson on 3 Mar 2016
Edited: per isakson on 3 Mar 2016
In the File Exchange there are many contributions to read XML-files. Maybe, that's because xmlread is tricky to use.
I once chose xml2struct by Wouter Falkena, which handles my simple xml-files nicely. ( There is also a struct2xml.)
x = xml2struct( 'h:\m\cssm\cssm.xml' )
>> x
x =
Shop: [1x1 struct]
>> x.Shop
ans =
Customer: [1x1 struct]
Attributes: [1x1 struct]
>> x.Shop.Customer.Purchase{1}
ans =
Text: [1x0 char]
Attributes: [1x1 struct]
>> x.Shop.Customer.Purchase{1}.Attributes
ans =
Time: '2016/02/23 09:45'
Type: 'Type 1'
where cssm.xml contains the text of your question

Navjot Kaur
Navjot Kaur on 9 Dec 2019
Can we read/import .XML file directly into MATLAB?


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