This example shows how to execute Spreadsheet Link™ functions to export a named range in the worksheet to MATLAB® and create a diagonal matrix using a Microsoft® Excel® VBA macro.
The example assumes that MATLAB is running after Microsoft Excel opens. For details, see Start and Stop Spreadsheet Link and MATLAB.
To work with VBA code in Excel with Spreadsheet Link, you must enable Spreadsheet Link as a reference in the Microsoft Visual Basic® Editor. For details, see Installation.
In a worksheet, enter the numbers 1 through 5 into the
range of cells from
Define the name
testData for this range of cells
and select it. For instructions, see Excel Help and enter the search
term: define and use names in formulas.
The named range
testData appears in the Name
On the Developer tab in Microsoft Excel, click Visual Basic. The Visual Basic Editor window opens.
Insert a new module and create a diagonal matrix from
the data in
testData. To insert the module, select Insert > Module. In the Code section, enter this VBA code that contains
a macro named
Sub Diagonal() MLPutRanges MLEvalString "b = diag(testData);" MLGetMatrix "b", "A3" MatlabRequest End Sub
Diagonal macro exports the named range
into the MATLAB variable
testData using the
Then, the macro uses the
to execute MATLAB code. The MATLAB code creates a diagonal
matrix from the data in
testData using the
diag function. The code assigns the diagonal
matrix to the MATLAB variable
b. Then, the
macro uses the
MLGetMatrix function to import
the diagonal matrix into the worksheet.
Copy and paste the code into the Visual Basic Editor from the HTML version of the documentation.
For details about working with modules, see Excel Help.
Run the macro by clicking Run Sub/UserForm (F5). For details about running macros, see Excel Help.
The diagonal matrix displays in the worksheet cells