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pyexcel-cli brings pyexcel to make it easy to consume/produce information stored in excel files on command line interface. This library can turn the excel data into a list of lists, a list of records(dictionaries), dictionaries of lists. And vice versa. Hence it lets you focus on data in shell programming, instead of file formats.

Hightlighted features:

  1. View data in the excel files without Microsoft Office or Open Office
  2. Transcode data among supported excel file formats
  3. Merge files in various excel file formats into one
  4. Split a multi-sheet excel file into single sheet files
  5. Find difference in data between two excel files


Here is an example usage:

$ pyexcel view
Sheet 1:
| 1 | 2 | 3 |
| 4 | 5 | 6 |
| 7 | 8 | 9 |
Sheet 2:
| X | Y | Z |
| 1 | 2 | 3 |
| 4 | 5 | 6 |
Sheet 3:
| O | P | Q |
| 3 | 2 | 1 |
| 4 | 3 | 2 |
<caption>A list of file formats supported by external plugins</caption>
Plugins Supported file formats
pyexcel-xls xls, xlsx(r), xlsm(r)
pyexcel-xlsx xlsx
pyexcel-ods3 ods (python 2.6, 2.7, 3.3, 3.4)
pyexcel-ods ods (python 2.6, 2.7)
pyexcel-text (write only)json, rst, mediawiki, html latex, grid, pipe, orgtbl, plain simple

Known constraints

Fonts, colors and charts are not supported.


Recently, pyexcel(0.2.2+) and its plugins(0.2.0+) started using newer version of setuptools. Please upgrade your setup tools before install latest pyexcel components:

$ pip install --upgrade setuptools

You can install it via pip:

$ pip install pyexcel-cli

or clone it and install it:

$ git clone
$ cd pyexcel-cli
$ python install


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0.0.1 - 11.07.2016

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