How to get a specific table by index in a Word DOCX document in Python

Extracting tables from DOCX files — certainly no one’s idea of a good evening’s entertainment, to put it mildly. What do you say we just skip the whole mess and get this done almost instantly?

We may begin by using pip install for bringing in our API client for document editing and conversions.

pip install cloudmersive-convert-api-client

And now we can create an API instance and use it to call edit_document_docx_get_table_by_index. This will require a GetDocxTableByIndexRequest object, which contains our input file path and table index.

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.GetDocxTableByIndexRequest() # GetDocxTableByIndexRequest | Document input requesttry:# Get a specific table by index in a Word DOCX documentapi_response = api_instance.edit_document_docx_get_table_by_index(req_config)pprint(api_response)except ApiException as e:print("Exception when calling EditDocumentApi->edit_document_docx_get_table_by_index: %s\n" % e)

All done!

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