Pandas: Export DataFrame to Excel with No Index

You can use the following syntax to export a pandas DataFrame to an Excel file and not include the index column:

df.to_excel('my_data.xlsx', index=False)

The argument index=False tells pandas not to include the index column when exporting the DataFrame to an Excel file.

The following example shows how to use this syntax in practice.

Example: Export Pandas DataFrame to Excel File with No Index

Suppose we have the following pandas DataFrame that contains information about various basketball players:

import pandas as pd

#create DataFrame
df = pd.DataFrame({'team': ['A', 'B', 'C', 'D', 'E', 'F', 'G', 'H'],
                   'points': [18, 22, 19, 14, 14, 11, 20, 28],
                   'assists': [5, 7, 7, 9, 12, 9, 9, 4],
                   'rebounds': [11, 8, 10, 6, 6, 5, 9, 12]})

#view DataFrame

  team  points  assists  rebounds
0    A      18        5        11
1    B      22        7         8
2    C      19        7        10
3    D      14        9         6
4    E      14       12         6
5    F      11        9         5
6    G      20        9         9
7    H      28        4        12

If we use the to_excel() function to export the DataFrame to an Excel file, pandas will include the index column by default:

#export DataFrame to Excel file

Here is what the Excel file looks like:

Notice that the index column is included in the Excel file by default.

To export the DataFrame to an Excel file without the index column, we must specify index=False:

#export DataFrame to CSV file without index column
df.to_excel('basketball_data.xlsx', index=False)

Here is what the Excel file looks like:

pandas export to Excel with no index

Notice that the index column is no longer included in the Excel file.

Note: You can find the complete documentation for the pandas to_excel() function here.

Additional Resources

The following tutorials explain how to perform other common tasks in pandas:

How to Skip Specific Columns when Importing Excel File in Pandas
How to Combine Multiple Excel Sheets in Pandas
How to Write Pandas DataFrames to Multiple Excel Sheets

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