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Potential error when compiling a folder path inside a GUI

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Edison on 24 Jul 2018
Commented: Edison on 24 Jul 2018
Recently i have programmed a functional GUI, but in order to work it needs to change directory and use the information from an specified path folder. Now i need to turn this into an executable using the Compiler. I fear the code will not work since the path directs to a folder within the PC and the executable must run in other computers. Is there a way to include this foreign folder when compiling the GUI?


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Abhishek Gupta
Abhishek Gupta on 24 Jul 2018
it has two ways:
1. either compile the .exe with the data in the folder 2. or ask the path input during compilation


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Edison on 24 Jul 2018
The data is constant for every user. What do you mean by relative path?
Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 24 Jul 2018
So instead of accessing (for example)
data = xlsread('C:\Users\Edison\StarFire\TrainedData\Romulus\physcons.xlsx');
you would first move the file to be relative to the directory you are building the project in, making it something like,
data = xlsread('TrainedData\Romulus\physcons.xlsx');
and then you would convert that to something like,
romfilename = 'TrainedData\Romulus\physcons.xlsx';
if isdeployed
romfilename = fullfile(ctfroot(), romfilename);
data = xlsread(romfilename);

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