When I import google sheet into Matlab, I get the first line imported as the url for my google account sign in

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I am importing a goolge sheet into Matlab using jasn format. But when I use jasndecode, I get the url to login to google account.
I am accessing a file from my windows directory. It is also on my google drive (maybe that's the issue that is different from answers online, I tried but failed to import google sheet from my google drive).
My code:
fid = fopen('C:/Users/Owner/Documents/Research/MonetaryPolicy/Code/onrates2.json');
raw = fread(fid,inf);
%{ I get result raw(1:4) ans =
60
33
100
11
%}
str = char(raw');
%{ I get this from printing out str: <!doctype html><html lang="en-US" dir="ltr"><head><base href="https://accounts.google.com/v3/signin/"><meta name="referrer" content="origin"><link rel="canonical" href="https://accounts.google.com/v3/
%}
fclose(fid);
rdata = jsondecode(str);
%Error using jsondecode
%JSON syntax error at line 1, column 1 (character 1): expected value but found '<'.

Answers (1)

Jan
Jan on 15 Sep 2022
Edited: Jan on 15 Sep 2022
If the file starts with
<!doctype html><html lang="en-US" dir="ltr"><head>
it is an HTML file, not a JSON file. Then jsondecode cannot work.
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Jan
Jan on 29 Sep 2022
Edited: Jan on 29 Sep 2022
@Nancy Hammond: This is a misinterpretation. I do not have emotions during writing, but I'm focussed on the actual problem. I wanted to help you to get a solution. Therefore I've mentioned, that you have asked a misleading question. As long as you search at the wrong location, you do not have a chance to find the solution. This will confuse the readers also and I think this is the cause for the lack of other answers.
What a pity, that you interprete my tries to help you as rude and that you assume sarcasm. Maybe I do not find the perfect formulation sometimes, because I'm not a native speaker.
I've spent some time to understand your problem and found the mistake in the description. Don't you see, that this is a polite try to assist you? Obviously my help is not welcome. So, well, good luck!

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