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[Matlab] How to use inputdlg string variable in text file?

  1. Oct 26, 2014 #1
    I am trying to display the input that I enter into the dialog box from "inputdlg" function into a text file.

    This is what I've so far:

    Code (Text):
    prompt={['What is your name?']};
    title = 'Name Machine';
    answer = inputdlg(prompt, title);
    name = answer{1};
    fileID = fopen('NameMachineFive.txt', 'w');
    fprintf(fileID,['His name is %s.', name]);
    The input dialog shows up and asks 'What is your name'? I enter it in, and then it closes. I go open the text file 'NameMachineFive.txt' and I get:

    Code (Text):
    His name is
    But when I enter into Matlab:

    Code (Text):
    I get the name that I entered into the 'inputdlg' dialog box.

    So my question is:

    ]How would I fix the code to get the name input entered into the text file?

    I'd highly appreciate the assistance.
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 28, 2014 #2


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    Remove the square brackets in the fprintf:
    Code (Matlab M):

    fprintf(fileID,'His name is %s.', name);
  4. Nov 11, 2014 #3
    Thank you very much DrClaude.
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