awswrangler.s3.read_excel(path: str, version_id: Optional[str] = None, use_threads: Union[bool, int] = True, boto3_session: Optional[Session] = None, s3_additional_kwargs: Optional[Dict[str, Any]] = None, **pandas_kwargs: Any) DataFrame

Read EXCEL file(s) from a received S3 path.


This function accepts any Pandas’s read_excel() argument.


Depending on the file extension (‘xlsx’, ‘xls’, ‘odf’…), an additional library might have to be installed first (e.g. xlrd).


In case of use_threads=True the number of threads that will be spawned will be gotten from os.cpu_count().

  • path (str) – S3 path (e.g. s3://bucket/key.xlsx).

  • version_id (Optional[str]) – Version id of the object.

  • use_threads (Union[bool, int]) – True to enable concurrent requests, False to disable multiple threads. If enabled os.cpu_count() will be used as the max number of threads. If given an int will use the given amount of threads. If integer is provided, specified number is used.

  • boto3_session (boto3.Session(), optional) – Boto3 Session. The default boto3 session will be used if boto3_session receive None.

  • s3_additional_kwargs (Optional[Dict[str, Any]]) – Forward to botocore requests, only “SSECustomerAlgorithm” and “SSECustomerKey” arguments will be considered.

  • pandas_kwargs – KEYWORD arguments forwarded to pandas.read_excel(). You can NOT pass pandas_kwargs explicit, just add valid Pandas arguments in the function call and Wrangler will accept it. e.g. wr.s3.read_excel(“s3://bucket/key.xlsx”, na_rep=””, verbose=True)


Pandas DataFrame.

Return type



Reading an EXCEL file

>>> import awswrangler as wr
>>> df = wr.s3.read_excel('s3://bucket/key.xlsx')