Unicode Decode Error

Pratik Khemka pratikkhemka at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 11 23:44:25 CEST 2010


This is the original full traceback. when I was getting the Unicode Decode Error..

 

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "C:\Documents and Settings\pkhemka\My Documents\merge_py.py", line 315, i
n <module>
    wbk.save('p4_merge.xls')
  File "C:\Python25\lib\site-packages\xlwt\Workbook.py", line 634, in save
    doc.save(filename, self.get_biff_data())
  File "C:\Python25\lib\site-packages\xlwt\Workbook.py", line 609, in get_biff_d
ata
    shared_str_table   = self.__sst_rec()
  File "C:\Python25\lib\site-packages\xlwt\Workbook.py", line 571, in __sst_rec
    return self.__sst.get_biff_record()
  File "C:\Python25\Lib\site-packages\xlwt\BIFFRecords.py", line 53, in get_biff
_record
    self._add_to_sst(s)
  File "C:\Python25\Lib\site-packages\xlwt\BIFFRecords.py", line 66, in _add_to_
sst
    u_str = upack2(s, self.encoding)
  File "C:\Python25\Lib\site-packages\xlwt\UnicodeUtils.py", line 50, in upack2
    us = unicode(s, encoding)
UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0x92 in position 152: ordina
l not in range(128)

 

I tried to solve it using this wbk = xlwt.Workbook('utf-8')... The problem still persists. Is there a way I can solve this problem..?


Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "C:\Documents and Settings\pkhemka\My Documents\merge_py.py", line 229, i
n <module>
    sheet.write(x,4,Technical_detail,datastyle)
  File "C:\Python25\Lib\site-packages\xlwt\Worksheet.py", line 1003, in write
    self.row(r).write(c, label, style)
  File "C:\Python25\Lib\site-packages\xlwt\Row.py", line 231, in write
    StrCell(self.__idx, col, style_index, self.__parent_wb.add_str(label))
  File "C:\Python25\lib\site-packages\xlwt\Workbook.py", line 306, in add_str
    return self.__sst.add_str(s)
  File "C:\Python25\Lib\site-packages\xlwt\BIFFRecords.py", line 24, in add_str
    s = unicode(s, self.encoding)
UnicodeDecodeError: 'utf8' codec can't decode byte 0x92 in position 152: unexpec
ted code byte



From: ian.g.kelly at gmail.com
Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2010 16:59:19 -0600
Subject: Re: Unicode Decode Error
To: python-list at python.org


On Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 3:31 PM, Pratik Khemka <pratikkhemka at hotmail.com> wrote:


UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0x92 in position 152: ordinal not in range(128). Can someone please help me with  this error
The error occurs in line wbk.save(p4_merge.xls). I have used import xlwt..Can someone just tell what do I need to do to get rid of this error. I read other forums which explain the error but do not solve it. Thanks in advance..


You're writing non-ascii data to the workbook, which is then trying to decode it using the default ascii encoding, which will fail.  When you create the workbook, you need to specify the correct encoding, e.g.:

wbk = xlwt.Workbook('utf-8')

or whatever encoding you're actually using.

Cheers,
Ian

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