get the name of mat file loaded by command "uiopen" ?

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Brasco , D.
Brasco , D. on 13 Jun 2014
Commented: Junho Kweon on 20 Mar 2019
hi guys,
let say i got more than 5 mat files in my current directory and i am using " uiopen " to select one of them.
abcde.mat
qwert.mat
ghgdsfs.mat ....
i also need to get the name of the loaded mat file. ('abde.mat' or the one whic is selected )
is there any way to get the name of loaded mat file with out saving it with a different name or etc.
thanks for help
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Brasco , D.
Brasco , D. on 13 Jun 2014
no i watn the name of the mat file. not the variables in it.

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Answers (3)

Azzi Abdelmalek
Azzi Abdelmalek on 13 Jun 2014
Edited: Azzi Abdelmalek on 13 Jun 2014
[file,path]=uigetfile('*.mat','select a amt file'),
filename=fullfile(path,file)
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Junho Kweon
Junho Kweon on 20 Mar 2019
I like this way. Sometimes, I need to load files which are in different location.
Thanks for your idea :)

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Dishant Arora
Dishant Arora on 13 Jun 2014
Use uigetfile instead.
fileName = uigetfile('*.mat');
load(fileName)

Joseph Cheng
Joseph Cheng on 13 Jun 2014
How are you selecting them? GUI, hard coded, determined by set of parameters, etc? because since you're using uiopen you are putting a string into the function which you could have set that into a variable before.
example:
%%you've hard coded
uiopen('abcde.mat');
%%could have been implemented as
LoadedMatName_1= 'abcde.mat';
uiopen(LoadedMatName);
So it all depend on how you're selecting the files. if it is user input you can store the selected one when they choose but how to implement depends on how you let the user select the file.
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Brasco , D.
Brasco , D. on 13 Jun 2014
i am using
uiopen ('mat')
thats it. just loading the selected mat file. nothing more.

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