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Openpyxl Save Workbook

In this article you will learn how to save a workbook in python using openpyxl save() function. You may use "save" or "save as" option with the same function.

Syntax of save()

If you want to save a newly created file with a new name

file = "filename.xlsx"

There are two options save and save as for existing files. If you want to save a file with save option use the old file name in save() function. In case you want to use save as option, use a new file name and save it.

Example 1: openpyxl save()

For a new excel workbook the example for saving a file is

>>> file = "newfile.xlsx"


As this is a new file and we are saving it for the first time, hence a new file name is created and provided to the save function. workbook is the workbook object we want to save.

Example 2: with "save" option

After editing or modifying an existing file, if you want to save it with save option write


In this case simply use the old file name and the excel file will be modified, however you will not be able to access the old non-edited file.

Example 3: with "save as" option

If you want to save an existing file with a new name use save as option. 

>>> file = "newfilename.xlsx"


Use this option if you want to save the data as you will be saving in a new file and the old file will still be there and accessible.

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