[BangPypers] "Error :Attempt to overwrite cell" while using xlwt to create excel sheets
anandology at gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 13:22:48 CET 2010
On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 5:17 PM, nikunj badjatya
<nikunjbadjatya at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am using xlwt 0.7.2 and Python 2.6.
> I come across a situation wherein one of the "rows" of the excel sheet
> created was being overwritten. And it was flagging the following
> File "/usr/local/lib/python2.6/site-packages/xlwt/Row.py", line 150,
> in insert_cell
> raise Exception(msg)
> Exception: Attempt to overwrite cell
> *Action Taken:*
> I commented out the "raise Exception" statement in Row.py library
> Here's the (line no. 150 ) of Row.py which i have edited:
> def insert_cell(self, col_index, cell_obj):
> if col_index in self.__cells:
> if not self.__parent._cell_overwrite_ok:
> msg = "Attempt to overwrite cell: sheetname=%r rowx=%d
> colx=%d" \
> % (self.__parent.name, self.__idx, col_index)
> *#raise Exception(msg)
> #########*commented to avoid error. *
> prev_cell_obj = self.__cells[col_index]
> sst_idx = getattr(prev_cell_obj, 'sst_idx', None)
> if sst_idx is not None:
> self.__cells[col_index] = cell_obj
> The excel sheet creation code now works fine.
> *My question is, Instead of manually goin to /usr/lib/.../row.py and
> commenting out the line, Can this be done through few lines of code in
> my program itself. ??* As in if I use my program on different system,
> then again I have to comment out that line in row.py..!!
> Any suggestions??
worksheet._cell_overwrite_ok = True
Looks like you can do that even when adding new sheets.
sheet = workbook.add_sheet("foo", cell_overwrite_ok=True)
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