How to keep rows including a specific name in structure and remove everything else within the structure?

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Hi all,
I have a shape file (shp) that is read as a structure within MATLAB. It is a 2540x1 struc in the worksapce. One of its columns is character type. chr. I want to find a few names in it like 'Malta', keep the entire row that includes the Malta and then remove all other rows. Could you please teach me how to do that?
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Jan on 14 Mar 2021
Please post a short example of how your data look like. I do not understand "One of its columns is character type. chr." Structs do not have "columns".

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 14 Mar 2021
placenames = {YourStruct.PlaceNameField};
wanted_mask = ismember(placenames, {'Malta', 'Paraguey', 'Lake Wawa'});
selected_members = YourStruct(wanted_mask);

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