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Hey there. I want to make a program that will ask the user to import a file, and then the program will check if the file is .csv, if not it will check if it is .ods, if not it will check if it is .xls and will read it in all of these cases. If not it will print an error message and ask the user to import the file again. Do you have any idea? Even the slightest help would be great. Thank you vary much.

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Ameer Hamza
Ameer Hamza on 26 Nov 2020
I am not sure about .ods, but MATLAB's readmatrix() is capable of importing .csv and .xls file. You don't need to tell MATLAB the type of file. It will automatically detect it based on the file extension.
You can use uigetfile() function to graphically prompt the user to select a file.

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