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Python script to export excel sheets to CSV from a workbook in UTF-8
#!/usr/bin/env python
# export data sheets from xlsx to csv
from openpyxl import load_workbook
import csv
from os import sys
def get_all_sheets(excel_file):
sheets = []
workbook = load_workbook(excel_file,read_only=True,data_only=True)
all_worksheets = workbook.get_sheet_names()
for worksheet_name in all_worksheets:
return sheets
def csv_from_excel(excel_file, sheets):
workbook = load_workbook(excel_file,data_only=True)
for worksheet_name in sheets:
print("Export " + worksheet_name + " ...")
worksheet = workbook.get_sheet_by_name(worksheet_name)
except KeyError:
print("Could not find " + worksheet_name)
your_csv_file = open(''.join([worksheet_name,'.csv']), 'wb')
wr = csv.writer(your_csv_file, quoting=csv.QUOTE_ALL)
for row in worksheet.iter_rows():
lrow = []
for cell in row:
print(" ... done")
if not 2 <= len(sys.argv) <= 3:
print("Call with " + sys.argv[0] + " <xlxs file> [comma separated list of sheets to export]")
sheets = []
if len(sys.argv) == 3:
sheets = list(sys.argv[2].split(','))
sheets = get_all_sheets(sys.argv[1])
assert(sheets != None and len(sheets) > 0)
csv_from_excel(sys.argv[1], sheets)

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commented Dec 22, 2017

Helpful, but openpyxl removed use_iterators in v2.4.0

Replace with read_only=True


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commented Jul 31, 2018

Thanks a lot @jlev,
I just replaced use_iterators with read_only.

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