pywin32 COM sort in Excel (late binding fails, early binding works) (+py2exe)

Thomas Heller theller at ctypes.org
Thu Oct 19 19:09:46 CEST 2006


kogrover at gmail.com schrieb:
> ISSUE: COM Excel Sort works with Early Binding, but not Late Binding,
> but py2exe only does Late Binding
> 
> I have code similar to this (type from notes, so there may be a
> typo...)
> 
> import win32com.client
> xl = win32com.client.Dispatch("Excel.Application")
> xl.Visible = False
> xl.ScreenUpdating = False
> wb = xl.Workbooks.Open("h:\\p.xls")
> sht = wb.Sheets("SheetName")     # wb.Worksheets("Sheetname")
> sht.Cells.Sort(Key1=sht.Cells(2,1), Order1=1, Header=1, Orientation=1)
> 
> Python: 2.4.3
> pywin32 200
> py2exe 0.6.5
> Office 2000
> 
> The sort DOES NOT work if called from a normal install (e.g. using late
> binding):  the Header line gets sorted with all the data.
> 
> ID   Value   Mort
> 232   2         54
> 54     33       232
> --->
> 54     33       232
> 232   2         54
> ID   Value   Mort
> 
> 
> HOWEVER, If I run
> 
> makepy.py and select the "Microsoft Excel 9.0" (--> I'm typing this
> from memory!)
> and run it, it creates the GUID'd py file in gen_py
> 
> If I run the above code again (on a clean copy of the xls file), it
> DOES sort the sheet correctly --- the header line is left alone.
> 
> ID   Value   Mort
> 232   2         54
> 54     33       232
> --->
> ID   Value   Mort
> 54     33       232
> 232   2         54
> 
> Normally, this would not be an issue, but when I bundle my app using
> py2exe it does not grab the gen_py stuff.
> 
> Any help appreciated...
> 
You must instruct py2exe to pick up the typelib wrappers, this does
not happen automatically.  IIRC, there's a sample in the distribution
somewhere.

Thomas




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