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quickest way to scan excel column for keyword

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chlor thanks
chlor thanks le 13 Avr 2020
say I have an excel column looks something like this:
bacon cooked
3
egg boiled
1
potato fried
30
whats the quikest way to scan the column for the keyword "bacon" and return the cell after it (3) as output?
Thank you!

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Peng Li
Peng Li le 13 Avr 2020
Could try this:
suppose that you don't have a column name
tbl = readtable('yourExcelFile', 'ReadVariableNames', 0);
% N = the column index of that column you mentioned.
ind = find(contains(string(tbl.(N)), "bacon"));
tbl.(N)(ind+1) is what you need.
Note that this is suppose that you always have a number following the string, in case the last one if something that has a bacon field, you won't be able to find anything after that so the tbl.(N)(ind+1) will throw an error.

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