issuing a warning with details

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nathan blanc
nathan blanc on 10 Nov 2020
Edited: Adam Danz on 10 Nov 2020
I want matlab to issue a warning, with a lot of details. However, i don't want to flood the command propmt. i thought of issuing the warning and then adding an (ofline) link to the relevant documentation. I mean that the user can click on the command prompt and then get to the relevant section. how would I do this?
many thanks
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nathan blanc
nathan blanc on 10 Nov 2020
how do i use a link? can you give me a link?

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Adam Danz
Adam Danz on 10 Nov 2020
Edited: Adam Danz on 10 Nov 2020
How to add a hyperlink to warning message
% Define message that will appear when user clicks hyperlink.
explanation = ['Here is a long explanation '...
'that the user can access by clicking '...
'on a hotlink in the command window.'];
% Create the hyperlink
hotlinkcode = sprintf('Click <a href="matlab: disp(''%s'') "> this link </a>', explanation);
% Throw warning that includes hyperlink
warning('Warning message. %s', hotlinkcode)
Warning: Warning message. Click this link
Here's the result when clicked:
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Adam Danz
Adam Danz on 10 Nov 2020
glad I could help

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