I am reading date from some SQL tables (in this case MYSQL) which are timestamped with the datetime format in MYSQL.
When I read these using a fetch query from matlab the timestamp is returned as a character array.
Ultimately I need to convert this to a matlab datetime format as this is the best efficiency way for using the data in all my calcualtions and of course uses less space. However the conversion using datetime is a significant (I am talking about millions or rows here).
Any ideas on efficiency savings? ideally I would like to be able to import directly to the datetime format if possible..?