Reading xlsx files in python

  • 13 April 2022
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I might be missing something obvious here but I can't find any info -- can anyone help me to read a .xlsx file from S3 to python? I know how to do it for csv files, but not xlsx.


Best answer by TomGrundy 13 April 2022, 13:48

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Yes I can help!

The easiest way is to read the file into a io.BytesIO buffer and then pass to pandas ie

buff = io.BytesIO(
df = pd.read_excel(buff)

apparently you can also put the S3 path into pandas directly.  If you’re using a source then you can grab the bucket and key and then turn that into an S3 path.

FYI: Pandas might moan and ask you to install a package to read the excel file