> I would like to keep up with the development but would like to know
> which is the repo to follow. The Python-Excel website points to
> https://github.com/python-excel/xlrd, but that one does not have a 0.8.0
> tag (or at least did not have one when I looked a few days ago, and I
> unfortunately can't check now, from work).
Oops, I was very bad... not only did I forget to push the tag (it's annoying that you have to do a "git push --tags" to get tasg pushed) but I actually forgot to commit the final change that stamped on the 0.8.0 version number :-S
thanks but openpyxl doesn't work well enough.
most of the spreadsheets i need to read contain
dropdown lists with data validation using a named
formula like: OFFSET(Data!$K$2,0,0,COUNTA(Data!$K:$K),1)
which causes openpyxl to throw a NamedRangeException.
i don't even care about the named objects. i just want
to know what's in the cell, not what other possible
values the cell might have had. :-)
apart from that, it does give access to number formats
so your suggestion would work for simpler spreadsheets.
hopefully the intention that xlrd not support formats in xlsx
files will change one day into an intention to support them. :-)
until then my users can keep manually saving xlsx files they
receive as xls before importing them. :-(
maybe i need to investigate some perl modules or pyuno instead.
perl's Spreadsheet::XSLX module handles formats. it gets the
date formats a bit wrong but it's workaroundable.