Edwin.Madari at VerizonWireless.com Edwin.Madari at VerizonWireless.com
Mon Aug 4 15:08:40 CEST 2008

here is working code that will read & display  contents of all rows & columns in all the sheets, you need xlrd 0.6.1

import xlrd, os, sys

book = xlrd.open_workbook(sys.argv[1])
print "The number of worksheets is", book.nsheets
for shx in range(book.nsheets):
   sh = book.sheet_by_index(shx)
   print 'tab:%s rows:%s cols:%s ' % (sh.name, sh.nrows, sh.ncols)
   for rx in range(sh.nrows):
      for cx in range(sh.ncols):
            if sh.row_types(rx)[cx] and sh.row_values(rx)[cx]:
               print '%4s %s' % (xlrd.cellname(rx, cx), sh.row_values(rx)[cx])
            print xlrd.cellname(rx, cx), 'Exception - could not read'

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From: python-list-bounces+edwin.madari=verizonwireless.com at python.org
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On Behalf Of Gary Herron
Sent: Monday, August 04, 2008 5:01 AM
Cc: python-list at python.org
Subject: Re: xlrd

Yeats wrote:
> Hi,
> Years ago i use xlrd to read data from excel and now I need again, but 
> i get strange result. The code is:
> from xlrd import *
> Planilha = open_workbook('C:\\Resultados.xls')
> Resultados = Planilha.sheet_by_name('Resultados')
> c = (Resultados.cell_value(2,2))
> print c
> and the result is: 0, but the value in cell is : VERDADEIRO
> What´s the problem

I've never used xlrd, but based on other packages for accessing spread 
sheets, here's one guess.

Cells can have numeric values or string values.  Your cell apparently 
has a string, but you are asking for a numeric value, so you get a 
zero.  Should you be asking for a string value?  (That's the way 
OpenOffice/python works if I remember correctly.)

Or are you accessing a different cell because you've confused 0-based / 
1-based indexing?

Or are you using old outdated versions of xlrd, Python or Excel?

Gary Herron

> Thanks and sorry my bad english
> Yeats
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