How to delete a range of table rows in a Word DOCX document in Python

Tables are an important component for DOCX files in many settings, just as it is crucial to have support in your app for editing them. In today’s tutorial, you will see how to set up row deletion in just a couple easy steps. No complex code, no headaches, and honestly very little time, indeed. Let’s start.

For this life-saving method, we will be using an API. Here is the pip install command for its client.

pip install cloudmersive-convert-api-client

From there, our function call looks like this:

from __future__ import print_functionimport timeimport cloudmersive_convert_api_clientfrom cloudmersive_convert_api_client.rest import ApiExceptionfrom pprint import pprint# Configure API key authorization: Apikeyconfiguration = cloudmersive_convert_api_client.Configuration()configuration.api_key['Apikey'] = 'YOUR_API_KEY'# Uncomment below to setup prefix (e.g. Bearer) for API key, if needed# configuration.api_key_prefix['Apikey'] = 'Bearer'# create an instance of the API classapi_instance = cloudmersive_convert_api_client.EditDocumentApi(cloudmersive_convert_api_client.ApiClient(configuration))req_config = cloudmersive_convert_api_client.DeleteDocxTableRowRangeRequest() # DeleteDocxTableRowRangeRequest | Document input requesttry:# Deletes a range of multiple table rows in an existing table in a Word DOCX documentapi_response = api_instance.edit_document_docx_delete_table_row_range(req_config)pprint(api_response)except ApiException as e:print("Exception when calling EditDocumentApi->edit_document_docx_delete_table_row_range: %s\n" % e)

And there you have it! Wrapped up in a nice little package. To fill out additional features for working with tables, and to enable a whole range of other document editing functions, spare a glance at our documentation to see what this API can do.

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