[Solved] xlrd.biffh.XLRDError: Excel xlsx file; not supported in python

Hello Guys How are you all ? Hope you all are fine. I am trying to read macro enabled excel work sheet using pandas.read_excel with xlrd library. But I am facing xlrd.biffh.XLRDError: Excel xlsx file; not supported this error.

So here I am come with all possible solution .

What is Error

When you try  to read macro enabled excel work sheet using pandas.read_excel with xlrd library its through error like below

2020-12-12T21:09:53.441+05:30 [APP/PROC/WEB/0] [ERR] df1=pd.read_excel(os.path.join(APP_PATH, os.path.join("Data", "aug_latest.xlsm")),sheet_name=None)
2020-12-12T21:09:53.441+05:30 [APP/PROC/WEB/0] [ERR] return open_workbook(filepath_or_buffer)
2020-12-12T21:09:53.441+05:30 [APP/PROC/WEB/0] [ERR] File "/home/vcap/deps/0/python/lib/python3.8/site-packages/xlrd/__init__.py", line 170, in open_workbook
2020-12-12T21:09:53.441+05:30 [APP/PROC/WEB/0] [ERR] raise XLRDError(FILE_FORMAT_DESCRIPTIONS[file_format]+'; not supported')
2020-12-12T21:09:53.441+05:30 [APP/PROC/WEB/0] [ERR] xlrd.biffh.XLRDError: Excel xlsx file; not supported

Solutions

Question : How to Solve xlrd.biffh.XLRDError: Excel xlsx file; not supported ?

Answer : The latest version of xlrd(2.01) only supports .xls files. Installing the older version 1.2.0 worked for me to open .xlsx files.

Solution 1

  1. Installing the older version, 1.2.0, worked for me to open .xlsx files.

Solution 2

  1. The latest version of xlrd (2.0.1) only supports .xls files.
  2. If you are prepared to risk potential security vulnerabilities, and risk incorrect parsing of certain files, this error can be solved by installing an older version of xlrd.
  3. Use the command below in a shell or cmd prompt:
pip install xlrd==1.2.0

Solution 3

This is due to potential security vulnerabilities relating to the use of xlrd version 1.2 or earlier for reading .xlsx files.

In your case, the solution is to:

pandas.read_excel(‘cat.xlsx’, engine=’openpyxl’)

Solution 4

The latest version of xlrd (2.0.1) only supports .xls files.

If you are prepared to risk potential security vulnerabilities, and risk incorrect parsing of certain files, this error can be solved by installing an older version of xlrd.

Use the command below in a shell or cmd prompt:

pip install xlrd==1.2.0

Summery

So Hope This Above 3 Solution Will Work For You Too. So it’s all About xlrd.biffh.XLRDError: Excel xlsx file; not supported error. Hope this tutorial helped you a lot. Comment below Your thoughts and your queries. And Also Comment on your suggestion here.

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16 thoughts on “[Solved] xlrd.biffh.XLRDError: Excel xlsx file; not supported in python”

  1. Thank you for the info. Any idea with the error, as i try to open an xlsx file.

    i get the below error:

    XLRDError: ZIP file contents not a known type of workbook

    Thank you.

    Reply
    • Brother


      import numpy as np
      import pandas as pd
      import os
      datas=pd.read_excel('transactions.xlsx')
      data

      Is This Above Worked for you ?? If above code not working for you then might be there is something wrong with the Excel file

      Reply

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