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Convert wiki table markup to excel

Project Description


Use is trivial as shown below:

from wikitoexcel import wikiToExcel
w2e = wikiToExcel(infile="./wikitbl.txt")
# print the html representation of wiki markup
print w2e.getHTML()
# save excel file to out.xlsx

Options are:

wikiToExcel(wikiContent=<wikistr>, infile=<wikiTextFile>)


wikitoexcel can capture:

  • Font styling: bold, underline, strikethrough
  • Cell styling: foreground color, background color
  • Supports merged cells
  • Sheet name is captured as caption of the wiki table
  • Multiline cell contents are styled with ‘wrap’ in excel
  • span and div elements are converted to their inner text representation
  • HyperLinks are addressed in a way that the hyperlink and display text are presented side by side. This facilitates round-trip between exceltowiki and wikitoexcel. Such as: Yahoo!
  • Support for saving intermediate html representation

wikitoexcel currently cannot capture anything more complex than the above list. Features such as a font styling within a paragraph is not captured.


If implementing this as a call:

  • You can construct a simple HTML form post with a textarea (below assumes textarea name is ‘wikitoexcel’)
  • Add the following class
class wikitoexcel():
            def POST(self):
                    w2e=wikiToExcel(wikiContent= formdata['wikitoexcel'])
                    sbuf= StringIO.StringIO()
                    return sbuf.getvalue()

Release Notes: 0.1.7

Minor update to handling empty cells or with &nbsp;. And some cleanup

Release Notes: 0.1.6

Bug found and fixed for creating a worksheet.

Release Notes: 0.1.5

Clean up of and minor changes

Release Notes: 0.1.4

  • Added option to output in inline format using double pipe separator notation vs line by line format.
  • Set the package level variable: wikitoexcel.INLINE_FMT=True (default)
  • To allow multiline text, a BR tag is replaced for each return character

Release Notes: 0.1.3

Added license file Rewrote parser to retain wikimarkup within cells. This allows an excel user to passthrough wiki markup.

Release Notes: 0.1.2

Packaging was not following best practice of examples within the package.

Release Notes: 0.1.1

Initial Release

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