Example: Simple Feature Demonstration

This program is an example of writing some of the features of the XlsxWriter module.

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# A simple example of some of the features of the XlsxWriter Python module.
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# Copyright 2013-2016, John McNamara, jmcnamara@cpan.org
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import xlsxwriter


# Create an new Excel file and add a worksheet.
workbook = xlsxwriter.Workbook('demo.xlsx')
worksheet = workbook.add_worksheet()

# Widen the first column to make the text clearer.
worksheet.set_column('A:A', 20)

# Add a bold format to use to highlight cells.
bold = workbook.add_format({'bold': True})

# Write some simple text.
worksheet.write('A1', 'Hello')

# Text with formatting.
worksheet.write('A2', 'World', bold)

# Write some numbers, with row/column notation.
worksheet.write(2, 0, 123)
worksheet.write(3, 0, 123.456)

# Insert an image.
worksheet.insert_image('B5', 'logo.png')

workbook.close()

Notes:

  • This example includes the use of cell formatting via the The Format Class.
  • Strings and numbers can be written with the same worksheet write() method.
  • Data can be written to cells using Row-Column notation or ‘A1’ style notation, see Working with Cell Notation.