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How can I write data from Odoo in an existing Excel file, while maintaining the cells format ?

Othmane Ghandi
on 10/31/16, 5:48 AM 795 views

Hi Everybody

I want to write data from Odoo in existing Excel file. How can I copy an existing Excel file and work on it (put data from odoo) but the Excel file shoul maintain the formats of cells.

NB: this is an Odoo/Python question, if any one have an answer please share it !!

Best Regards

On 11/23/16, 4:23 PM


we developed a module with a similar requirement. The module loads an excel file that is stored on the server, writes information in some sheets and finally stores the excel file in the odoo database. The user can download the file through the web client.

To achieve this, we use the openpyxl module: \openpyxl. 

I'm not sure if all format properties of a cell are preserved, but at least the font, size, colour are not modified when you write in a cell.

I hope this few information can help you find a solution for your project.

Best regards


Othmane Ghandi
On 11/23/16, 10:31 AM

Hi Everyone

I'm still not finding how to write in an existing Excel file (Maintain the existing cell formats) and let the user print it.

If Anyone can help, I will appreciate it. Thanks a lot !!

Thanks in advance

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Asked: 10/31/16, 5:48 AM
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