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How to compare words from .txt file against words in .xlsx file via Python? I will then extract these words by writing it to a new .xls file


On 2019-08-04 18:53, A S wrote:
> Hi Mrab,
>
> Thank you so much for your detailed response, I really really 
> appreciate it as I have been constantly trying to seek help regarding 
> this issue.
>
> Yes, I figured that the dictionary is only capturing the last value :(
> I've been trying to get it to capture and store all the values to 
> memory in python but it's not working..
>
> Are there any improvements that I could make to allow my code to?work?
>
> I would be truly grateful if you could provide further insights on this..
>
> Thank you so much.
>
Make it a set and then add the words to it.

>
> On Mon, 5 Aug 2019, 1:45 am MRAB, <python at mrabarnett.plus.com 
> <mailto:python at mrabarnett.plus.com>> wrote:
>
>     On 2019-08-04 09:29, aishan0403 at gmail.com
>     <mailto:aishan0403 at gmail.com> wrote:
>     > I want to compare the common words from multiple .txt files
>     based on the words in multiple .xlsx files.
>     >
>     > Could anyone kindly help with my code? I have been stuck for
>     weeks and really need help..
>     >
>     > Please refer to this link:
>     >
>     https://stackoverflow.com/questions/57319707/how-to-compare-words-from-txt-file-against-words-in-xlsx-file-via-python-i-wi
>     >
>     > Any help is greatly appreciated really!!
>     >
>     First of all, in this line:
>
>     ? ? ?folder_path1 = os.chdir("C:/Users/xxx/Documents/xxxx/Test
>     python dict")
>
>     it changes the current working directory (not a problem), but 'chdir'
>     returns None, so from that point 'folder_path1' has the value None.
>
>     Then in this line:
>
>     ? ? ?for file in os.listdir(folder_path1):
>
>     it's actually doing:
>
>     ? ? ?for file in os.listdir(None):
>
>     which happens to work because passing it None means to return the
>     names
>     in the current directory.
>
>     Now to your problem.
>
>     This line:
>
>     ? ? ?dictionary = cell_range.value
>
>     sets 'dictionary' to the value in the spreadsheet cell, and you're
>     doing
>     it each time around the loop. At the end of the loop, 'dictionary'
>     will
>     be set to the _last_ such value. You're not collecting the value, but
>     merely remembering the last value.
>
>     Looking further on, there's this line:
>
>     ? ? ?if txtwords in dictionary:
>
>     Remember, 'dictionary' is the last value (a string), so that'll be
>     True
>     only if 'txtwords' is a substring of the string in 'dictionary'.
>
>     That's why you're seeing only one match.
>