[Baypiggies] newbie question - automating my reporting tasks

Tony Cappellini cappy2112 at gmail.com
Wed May 16 20:05:12 CEST 2007


Hello Alden,

I've recently used this Python package for converting Excel files into
.CSV files.
http://www.lexicon.net/sjmachin/xlrd.htm

It worked well for my needs, but it has some limitations.

Good luck.


On 5/16/07, Alden Meneses <aldenm at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
>
> It does seem that Python is easier to lean than PERL. and I like the
> interpreter.
>
> I have some text files that I download from an AS400 and format with Excel.
> Basically I convert the text to columns then sort and subtotal. The results
> are then emailed to various people and also used in other reports. Haven't
> really thought out how to automate this whole process but wanted to start
> with a project to learn python and go from there.
>
> I have skimmed throught the python tutorial and now getting into python in a
> nutshell, 2nd edition and would welcome any thoughts or suggestions in
> getting my project off the ground. I've taken programming courses in college
> - C, C++, PERL, FORTRAN, PASCAL, UNIX shell scripting and its been awhile
> since I had to rely on it.
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Alden
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