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How to put table in listdlg

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Hi I am trying to put the table "Information" into a list Dialouge box for a user to select and I keep getting errors. Can anyone help?
Information = readtable("Cooling Data.xlsx",'Sheet',"Information"); %Reads in the Information
%The reading of information was at the top of my code, I had cut out the other part of the code because it had no effect on the
%code i need help with
if strcmp(choice,'Detail')
selection = listdlg("PromptString",'Choose a material', "ListString",(Information))
mat = Information.Material(selection)
end
I keep getting these errors:
Error using cellstr (line 49)
Conversion to cellstr from table is not possible.
Error in listdlg (line 148)
liststring=cellstr(liststring);
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 12 Nov 2020
Edited: Walter Roberson on 12 Nov 2020
You cannot do that. listdlg requires a string array or a character vector or a cell vector of character vectors.
You can extract individual variables from the table and string() them to do some formatting but you are not going to be able to pass multiple columns in.
But you do not want to display the entire table.
selection = listdlg("PromptString",'Choose a material', "ListString", Information.Material )
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Sean St Cyr
Sean St Cyr on 12 Nov 2020
I see, thank you for your help

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