Here is an article that describes how to merge cells in Excel using Python by sharing the resources to establish the environment for using Aspose.Cells for Python via Java along with the detailed programming steps and a runnable sample code. You will also learn to merge the cells using different options and test the merging by putting some sample text in it. In the end, once you join two columns in Excel using Python, the resultant workbook can be saved as an XLSX or in any of the supported formats like XLS, ODS, etc.
Steps to Merge Cells in Excel using Python
- Configure the environment to use Aspose.Cells for Python via Java to merge cells
- Create a new Workbook object
- Get a reference to the first Worksheet object
- Get a reference to the cells collection in the selected worksheet
- Call the merge() method in the Cells collection to merge multiple cells
- Set a value in the first cell of the merge area provided in the merge() method
- Save the workbook having merged cells in it
These steps describe the process how to combine cells in Excel using Python by defining the steps that are minimum required to accomplish the task. You may create a new workbook or load an existing workbook and then get a reference to the cells collection in any of the sheets as this collection contains methods to merge cells. The merge() method takes a minimum of four arguments where the first 2 arguments mention the starting cell whereas the next two arguments describe the number of rows and columns unto which this merging is to be performed.
Code to Merge Two Columns in Excel using Python
This code demonstrates how to merge two columns in Excel using Python where we have used the merge() method with four arguments where the last two arguments provide the number of rows and columns to merge starting from the cell mentioned with the first two arguments in the same method. If we provide the number of rows as more than 1 and set the number of columns to 1, it will cause a merging of the cells in one column however, if you provide the number of rows as 1 and the number of columns more than 1, it will cause merging of cells in a row. For merging 2 columns, set the number of rows to the total number of rows in the column and set the number of columns to 2 for merging the two columns, thus in this way you can merge as many rows or columns as you want.
This tutorial has guided us on how to combine two columns in Excel using Python. However, if you want to copy a worksheet to another workbook, refer to the article on how to copy worksheet to another workbook in Python.