. Thanks for the info, didn't realize xlsx was an attempt at an open format, but after reading the post you directed me to I will probably just stick with the xls format and that may solve my problem As for the creation of another file I would love to do all I can to help anyone else that may not have a choice in the matter, so are you just wanting a copy of the file in question? This implies you can then, subsequently, open the file using the passoword you just created. You'll xlrd and xlwt for those. I have to parse through them and write certain parts to a new file using Python. NamedRangeException: Invalid named range string }}} My machine: linux 2. The problem is exactly that I do not receive any indication! Does anyone know if such a request is even possible with Python? However, I only needed to toggle an option to turn off protection, and not enter any password, so I might be doing it wrong still.
Thanks in advance for your help. It looks like the code worked but it did not! Open FileName, UpdateLinks, ReadOnly, Format, Password, WriteResPassword,IgnoreReadOnlyRecommended, Origin, Delimiter, Editable, Notify, Converter, AddToMru, Local,CorruptLoad In order to open password protected Excel file, use the following code: ' Customize File name and password Workbooks. From KenCorey on the mailing list: I have an xlsx file that has a password. If Excel can't open it, there's no point wasting time attempting to figure out why Calc can't. If this argument is omitted and the workbook requires a password, the user is prompted for the password.
Please read the rules and guidelines below and before posting. Here is some code to help. Save The loop above saves all the workbooks that are open object. The file was created on a Win7 system and I was able to open it fine before I put the password protection on it. Open excel file using Python Possibly Related Threads. Just as a datapoint, if I copy the contents of the spreadsheet, create a new one, and paste the contents into a new sheet, then save that also making sure there's no password , it opens just fine. However this sounds in contradiction to what you can do in openpyxl.
Can someone take a look and tell what is wrong in the below code? Otherwise, it will safely and reliably ignore any of these. Surfing on the net and got below solution using win32com object. The 3rd line is setting the password. ??? It is a time sheet, so I will have to delete some of the content if that has any bearing on the situation. Exclusions: xlrd will not attempt to decode password- protected encrypted files. The python version is 3. Exclusions: xlrd will not attempt to decode password- protected encrypted files.
Ask questions on the mailing list described on Sample code: import sys import win32com. There are just a few excel files that will need to have some data carried over. How do you know the file's not open? But we are now moving all our code to linux so no more win32com for me. Just tried to write an old Excel 97-2003 format file, rename it to. Even though you're not getting an error, there must be some sort of indication. This was simple to handle when this was being done on Windows and I could just import win32com and use client. Do you have any good suggestion to this? I am given the password for the files.
John Machin Perhaps not with xlrd. I am trying to read a password protected excel file prompt for password upon open. Hagar de l'Est wrote:Do you still have the possibility to create another file to be uploaded here so that we can check? You can use the openpyxl Python Library to operate with and open Excel files. Good to know, anyway, I'll be poking more into excel-writing with python soon. I recently switched to OpenOffice 3. If not, open in Excel and then save without the password. A string that contains the password required to open a protected workbook.
Every week I receive a bunch of password protected excel files. Otherwise, it will safely and reliably ignore any of these. And I have only used Python on Windows systems not Linux. Hi All, I am new to Python and now actively learning pandas. Older versions are not supported by openpyxl as the docs make clearer. Either the example compiles cleanly, or causes the exact error message about which you want help. Also the win32com solution won't be working in Linux server.
I have been searching for simple way to open a password protected excel file but no luck. In Openpyxl, I did find a SheetProtection module using: from openpyxl. You can, apparently, set the password. The problem is pretty simple. Quote:Even though I do not receive any error message I am not able to open again the file with this line once has been closed. I imagine this throws a wrench into this.