I love to use Python, but I also found C# and VBA as options.

I want to read one Excel file, then search another Excel file (with multiple sheets), and use this information to modify the initial Excel file.

I did some searching but couldn't find anything that works with Python 3.7.2, or Excel 365. I need Python 3.7.2 for school, so I can't downgrade to Python 3.5 (which works with openpyxl), however I am willing to downgrade my Excel version.

Is there any library I could use (preferably Python)?

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    – Izzy
    Feb 6, 2019 at 21:45
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    Pretty much any Python library that works with 3.5 will should with 3.7.2.
    – Eric S
    Feb 7, 2019 at 0:12
  • "so I can't downgrade to Python 3.5 (which works with openpyxl)" - could you not use a Virtual Machine? Or simply have two paths to Python, one of which (the first installed) you would have to specify the complete path to the interpreter when invoking it? Feb 7, 2019 at 14:32
  • There is no need to downgrade Python or Excel. If you like OpenPyXL, just use it. Note that pandas uses a combination of xlrd, XlsxWriter, and OpenPyXL for handling Excel files.
    – John Y
    Jun 28, 2019 at 15:32

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Pandas will work in 3.7.2.


This is a great tool for what you're looking to do.

  • Thanks! I'll be sure to try it, and see if it works.
    – Luke
    Feb 6, 2019 at 21:42
  • It's a great library, but it has lots of dependencies, chief among them being NumPy, which has compiled binary components, which makes it extremely Python version-sensitive. It also depends on other Python libraries to work with Excel files.
    – John Y
    Jun 28, 2019 at 15:37

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