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Save workbook with macros

Lightyagami
New Contributor

Hi, Is there any way to save a workbook without losing the macros in databricks?

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Kaniz
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi @LightyagamiWhen working with Databricks and dealing with macros, there are a few approaches you can consider to save a workbook without losing the macros:

  1. Export to Excel with Macros Enabled:

  2. Convert to Pandas and Export:

    • While there’s no direct way to save an Excel document from a Spark DataFrame, you can convert your Spark DataFrame to a Pandas DataFrame and then export it. Here’s an example:
      # Create a dummy Spark DataFrame
      spark_df = spark.sql('SELECT * FROM default.test_delta LIMIT 100')
      
      # Convert Spark DataFrame to Pandas DataFrame
      pandas_df = spark_df.toPandas()
      
      # Export Pandas DataFrame to an XLSX file
      pandas_df.to_excel('excel_test.xlsx', engine='xlsxwriter')
      
      Note that you might need to adjust the file paths and permissions as needed 1.
  3. Workaround for Macros in XLSM Files:

    • If you specifically need to work with XLSM files (Excel files with macros enabled), you can use recent versions of XlsxWriter. Extract the VbaProject.bin macro file from an existing XLSM file and insert it into your new file. Here’s a snippet:
      import pandas as pd
      
      df = pd.DataFrame({'First': [5, 2, 0, 10, 4], 'Second': [9, 8, 21, 3, 8]})
      writer = pd.ExcelWriter('test.xlsx', engine='xlsxwriter')
      # Continue with writing your DataFrame to the XLSM file
      
      Again, ensure that you have the necessary libraries installed 2.

Remember to adapt these solutions based on your specific use case and requirements. Happy coding! 🚀

 
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