## MATLAB Fast Automation: Tired of Working? Here's Your Step-by-Step Action Plan to Automate Your Work With MATLAB.

After reading this article, you’ll know how to add a row of cells after the last line of your Excel file.

Let’s say you want to add the cell “New Value” at the end of the Excel file named *emptyRows.xlsx*:

To add a row after the last line of this file, you’ll first need to know the number of empty rows using **getRowNumberXlsx **(see previous article). This is done by identifying the row number of the first row with content, namely *firstRowWithContent.* The number of the row to which you would like to add content would be:

new row number = row number of the first row with content+number of rows with content

because

row number of the first row with content = number of empty rows+1

Then, you just have to write it on the Excel file using the MATLAB function **xlswrite:**

fileName = 'emptyRows.xlsx'; sheetNumber = 1; fullPath = pwd; columnNumber = 1; value = 'firstRowWithContent'; rowNumberOfFirstRowWithContent = getRowNumberXlsx(fileName, ... sheetNumber, fullPath, columnNumber, value); [~, txt, ~] = xlsread(fileName); newRowNumber = rowNumberOfFirstRowWithContent + size(txt, 1); range = ['A' num2str(newRowNumber) ':A' num2str(newRowNumber)]; xlswrite(fileName, {'New Value'}, range) winopen(fileName)

We get:

And, if you run the script twice in a row: