xlwings Server (self-hosted)#

xlwings Server is a self-hosted and privacy-compliant solution that turns the Python dependency into a web app running on your own server (in the form of a serverless function, a fully managed container, etc.). Unlike Microsoft’s Python in Excel solution, xlwings Server is not restricted to Office 365 but also works with the permanent versions of Office such as Office 2016 and Office 2021. It can be used from various clients:

  • VBA: Desktop Excel (Windows and macOS)

  • Office Scripts: Desktop Excel (Windows and macOS) and Excel on the web

  • Office.js Add-ins: Desktop Excel (Windows and macOS), Excel on the web, and Excel on iPad (Note that Office.js add-ins don’t work with the legacy xls format)

  • Google Apps Scripts: Google Sheets