Split column in table

2 views (last 30 days)
Dion Theunissen
Dion Theunissen on 22 Jul 2022
Edited: Ruger28 on 22 Jul 2022
I have the folowing table:
I want to split column 7 in 1 column only letters, and 1 column only the numbers. Anyone who can help me?
So 2 new columns. Column 13 will be LH, column 14 will be 0989.

Accepted Answer

Ruger28 on 22 Jul 2022
Edited: Ruger28 on 22 Jul 2022
This isn't the cleanest, but it works. I'm assuming that you always have some combination of 2 letters and then any amount of numbers after it.
TableNames = {'ID','Value'};
ID_Vals = [1;2];
Values = {'LH 1234';'QR1234'};
MyTable = table(ID_Vals,Values,'VariableNames',TableNames);
% Extract column and split it
ColVals = table2cell(MyTable(:,2));
SplitVals(:,1) = regexp(ColVals,'\w\w','match','once'); % look for 2 letters only
SplitVals(:,2) = regexp(ColVals,'\d+','match','once'); % look for a series of numbers only
% Add to table
MyTable.Letters = SplitVals(:,1); % place in table with the name Letters
MyTable.Numbers = SplitVals(:,2); % place in table with the name Numbers

More Answers (0)


Find more on Tables in Help Center and File Exchange




Community Treasure Hunt

Find the treasures in MATLAB Central and discover how the community can help you!

Start Hunting!