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Does any one have a sample piece of code to search for a keyword in
Excel sheet? if so plz post it..

Jul 24 '08 #1
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On Jul 24, 5:15*pm, Girish <girish....@gma il.comwrote in
comp.lang.pytho n:

Does any one have a sample piece of code to search for a keyword in
Excel sheet? if so plz post it..
8<--- xlkwsearch.py
import xlrd, sys, glob
def xlkwsearch(fnam e, query):
book = xlrd.open_workb ook(fname)
for sheet in book.sheets():
for rowx in xrange(sheet.nr ows):
for colx in xrange(sheet.nc ols):
cell = sheet.cell(rowx , colx)
if cell.ctype == xlrd.XL_CELL_TE XT and query in
yield fname, sheet.name, rowx, colx, cell.value
if __name__ == '__main__':
for fname in glob.glob(sys.a rgv[1]):
for result in xlkwsearch(fnam e, sys.argv[2]):
print result
Sample output:

D:\junk>python xlkwsearch.py *search*.xls hello
('search_demo.x ls', u'Sheet1', 0, 0, u'hello')
('search_demo.x ls', u'Sheet1', 2, 6, u'hello world')

D:\junk>python xlkwsearch.py *search*.xls world
('search_demo.x ls', u'Sheet1', 1, 1, u'world')
('search_demo.x ls', u'Sheet1', 2, 6, u'hello world')
('search_demo.x ls', u'2nd Sheet', 0, 0, u'underworld')
('search_demo.x ls', u'2nd Sheet', 0, 2, u'worldly')
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