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Created Apr 27, 2017
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Python 3, Django 1.9+: Excel file creation and send on-the-fly with XlsxWriter & BytesIO
import xlsxwriter
from io import BytesIO
from django.http import StreamingHttpResponse
from django.views.generic import View
def get_foo_table_data():
Some table data
return [
[1, 2, 3],
[4, 5, 6],
[7, 8, 9],
class MyView(View):
def get(self, request):
data = get_foo_table_data()
# create workbook with worksheet
output = BytesIO()
book = xlsxwriter.Workbook(output)
sheet = book.add_worksheet()
# fill worksheet with foo data
for row, columns in enumerate(data):
for column, cell_data in enumerate(columns):
sheet.write(row, column, cell_data)
book.close() # close book and save it in "output" # seek stream on begin to retrieve all data from it
# send "output" object to stream with mimetype and filename
response = StreamingHttpResponse(
output, content_type='application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet'
response['Content-Disposition'] = 'attachment; filename=foo.xlsx'
return response
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