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I am trying to run a simple piece of code (Python 3.6) to convert a range of cells in an excel worksheet into a list. Here is the code:

import openpyxl

wb_d = openpyxl.load_workbook('example.xlsx')

ws =

# iterate through all rows in specific column openpyxl

mylist = []

for row in ws.iter_rows('A{}:A{}'.format(ws.min_row,ws.max_row)):

    for cell in row:



I am getting the below error:

Traceback (most recent call last):

  File "PycharmProjects/Excel/", line 7, in <module>

    for row in ws.iter_rows('A{}:A{}'.format(ws.min_row,ws.max_row)):

  File "venv\Excel\lib\site-packages\openpyxl\worksheet\", line 438, in _cells_by_row

    for row in range(min_row, max_row + 1):

TypeError: 'str' object cannot be interpreted as an integer

I also tried defining the range of cells as 'A1: A10' and that threw me an error. 

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The input parameters for the iter_rows() must be integers.

for row in ws.iter_rows('A{}:A{}'.format(ws.min_row,ws.max_row))


for row in ws.iter_rows(ws.min_row,ws.max_row)

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