How to give input as a text and read the number corresponding to that text from the excel sheet

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Hello everyone, I am trying to write a code which takes an input argument in the form of the text from the user and then matlab find that word in the excel sheet and return the number corresponding to it.The excel file will be as follow:
Material name Material temprature
steel 212
zinc 300
** I have only put two materials but iit will be around 200 matrials in the real excel file
So, If i put the steel and it should return 212 but I not able to get it.Any help will be appreciated.Thank you

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Monika Jaskolka
Monika Jaskolka on 11 May 2021
Edited: Monika Jaskolka on 11 May 2021
data = readtable('Spreadsheet.xlsx');
entry = data(strcmp(data.MaterialName, 'zinc'), :);

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