openpyxl is a Python library to read/write Excel 2010 xlsx/xlsm files.

It was born from lack of existing library to read/write natively from Python the Office Open XML format.

All kudos to the PHPExcel team as openpyxl is based on PHPExcel http://www.phpexcel.net/

Mailing List

Official user list can be found on http://groups.google.com/group/openpyxl-users

Sample code:

from openpyxl import Workbook
wb = Workbook()

# grab the active worksheet
ws = wb.active

# Data can be directly to cells
ws['A1'] = 42

# Rows can also be appended
ws.append([1, 2, 3])

# Python types will automatically be converted
import datetime
ws['A2'] = datetime.datetime.now()

# Save the file

Official documentation

The documentation is at: http://openpyxl.readthedocs.org

  • installation methods
  • code examples
  • instructions for contributing

Release notes: http://openpyxl.readthedocs.org/en/latest/changes.html