I have to code a really annoying script that uses one excel file to update another, but because you cannot directly edit a xls file, nor insert row, I have had to improvise.
Now my question is:
Using the xlwt module for Python (using 2.7x), when you create a workbook and are working on it, how does one write to the same worksheet that was created in a different function? Can I just pass the workbook back and forth with its variable name? If so, how do I access the first worksheet I made, workbook?
I have multiple functions that need to interact with this xlwt xls file I am making, so I just want to be sure I can pass it around different functions.
import xlwt class MyWorkbook: ''' allow access to a workbooks sheets''' def __init__(self,*args,**kwargs): self.wb = xlwt.Workbook(*args,**kwargs) self.sheets =  def add_sheet(self,sheet_name): self.sheets.append(self.wb.add_sheet(sheet_name)) return self.sheets[-1] def GetSheetByIndex(self,n): return self.sheets[n] def save(self,fname_or_stream): return self.wb.save(fname_or_stream) def CreateWB(): ''' return a MyWorkbook instance with 1 sheet''' m= MyWorkbook() m.add_sheet("first_sheet") return m def ModifySheet0(mwb): '''uses instance of MyWorkbook and modifies sheet0''' s = mwb.GetSheetByIndex(0) s.write(0,0,"Hello World!") def DoItAll() '''passing around MyWorkbook''' wb = CreateWB() ModifySheet0(wb) wb.save("somefile.xls")