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  1. Add a feature to hide columns or rows

    I am working on automation project and I think it would be amazing if there was a feature to hide columns/rows

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    • Add mysql

      Add mysql

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      • Add duplicate worksheet function

        Whenever you have a template inside the Workbook, which may be used to generate several worksheets having similar style a copy worksheet functionality would be great!

        2 votes
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        • Add Copy Paste Special functionalities (Values, Format, Picture, Clipboard)

          It would be good to add those features so that you can add your formated tables to Word, PDF, PPT easily.

          Hence you will not have to use win32 library to do this type of operation

          4 votes
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          • write Pandas pivot in worksheet

            Possibility to have a Pandas Pivot without double field.Because when you try to write a Pandas Pivot you allways have double fields.

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            • support general python object as return type or argument in UDF

              Sometime, I want to UDF to return a general Python object in XL cell. And I can call other UDF with these object as argument. Something like "cached object " feature in pyxll.

              4 votes
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              • Pivottable Creation & Refresh

                Ability to designate a range of data to create/update a pivottable.
                Basic Needs:
                - Create/Refresh Data for PivotTable
                - Create Calculated Item/Fields
                - Designate Fields/Columns

                Nice to Have:
                Create slicers
                Creating PivotCharts
                Formatting/Grouping of Data

                11 votes
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                • Add support for Excel RealTimeData (RTD)

                  It would be nice if a UDF could return a Excel RealTimeData (RTD) object so that data could be streamed into excel. pyxll has something similar to this for example.

                  7 votes
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                  • Command printing of a sheet through xlwings (pdf, printer,...)

                    Would be great to command printing automatically
                    I often use xlwings to generate report through an .xls predefined layout
                    Printing would finish the automatisation

                    3 votes
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                    • Enable .number_format to accept array and array of arrays like .value

                      I have an application that has to a lot of modifications to the number_formats based on data from an outside application and it is very slow in a Python loop. If .number_format could accept an array of arrays in the same way that .value can it would speed up my application and simplify my processing. Thanks!

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                      • Allow Workbook.caller() to link to .xlam file.

                        Allow the xlwings Python code to link to a calling .xlam file. It seems like wb=Workbook.caller() fails if the caller is a .xlam file.

                        2 votes
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                        • UDF for Excel for Mac 2016

                          Similar to the functionality developed for windows

                          15 votes
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                          • Add option opening a corrupted workbook

                            Some of the workbooks I work with open as a corrupt workbook. To me there appears to be nothing wrong, but excel seems to think so. When opening these through a VBA macro, I use the "CorruptLoad:=xlExtractData" parameter, but in xlwings this throws a pywintypes.com_error message.

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                            • Better functionality on Table

                              As a recent user to xlwings I think it is an amazing tool to link Excel and Python! However, when doing my little Python IO functions I had to tweak a few things that I believe could be part of the xlwing functionality:

                              When you do the opposite and paste a Pandas DF into excel, you may find your value shave been changed because excel believes 0001234 is 1234 and 12345E7 is 12345x10^7. To avoid that I have to first select the range and make the format = "@". This could be sorted by adding a new argument so the…

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                              • 25 votes
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                                • When transfering nan values to Excel, have them appear as #N/A instead of 65535.

                                  I know one can change nan values to None and get blanks in Excel, but it would be really great if nan were to translate to the #N/A error. Alternatively, provide some means of setting errors in Excel (preferably so that it can happen when transferring a range rather than cell by cell so it would be fast).

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Add save as pdf option

                                    I create 1,000s of reports that need to be saved both in Excel and pdf format. It would be nice to be able to save the file in both formats from python.

                                    11 votes
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                                    • Ctrl + D functionality in xlwings

                                      sometime I have an already existing sheet with formulas and specific format , I just want to update the sheet on a daily basis using a scheduled python script

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Allow colour to be set in a similar fashion to value (with Range)

                                        It would be good if colour (and other formatting) could be set in the same manner as value. For example setting Range("A1").color = [(0, 0, 0), (255, 0, 0), (0, 255, 0), (0, 0, 255)] would set the first 4 cells in the row to black, red, green, blue.

                                        It would be good to be able to run map functions on lists/series/dataframes to generate formatting. In my case I want to be able to mark positive/negative regression with color.

                                        It's possible to do this manually, but it is slow to iterate over all the cells in the data.

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Automatically import a module with the same name of the excel file ending with .py

                                          this way you could avoid prefixing the code with import

                                          3 votes
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