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calling user environment variables from xlwings script #95

EmilyBarbour opened this Issue Oct 22, 2014 · 2 comments


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EmilyBarbour commented Oct 22, 2014

Cannot load variables from my bash profile. This works in python outside of xlwings.

syntax I'm using is

'user': os.environ['USERNAME']
'passwd': os.environ['PASSWORD']

@fzumstein fzumstein added the bug label Oct 22, 2014


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fzumstein commented Oct 22, 2014

yes, that's right - from Excel it calls python in the terminal directly without loading your bash_profile. Let me think about a solution/workaround...

@fzumstein fzumstein closed this in 4731d4f Oct 23, 2014

@fzumstein fzumstein added this to the v0.2.4 milestone Oct 23, 2014


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fzumstein commented Oct 23, 2014

Great catch! This is resolved now and will be included in the next release - if you want it now, just replace the VBA module with this here:

This change also means that the default path from .bash_profile is now finally used as interpreter on Mac if PYTHON_MAC = "".

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