Translating with chatgpt plus api


I want to translate the texts in an Excel file with Python code using the ChatGPT 4 API. How can I do that.


Excel files cannot be read natively, so you would need to export them to a .CSV you could upload to an assistant, or you could process the file yourself externally and use the standard GPT-4 API.

What python code can I use for translation after converting to csv file?

You could try asking ChatGPT, but the code required will depend on what your data a looks like and what your needs are.

I also asked chatgpt but I’m getting an error. I’ve been trying to solve it for hours but I couldn’t find any solution. I would be glad if you help

Unfortunately the developer support forum is extremely busy at the moment, and teaching someone how to code is a time consuming process, tell ChatGPT you are getting errors and see if it can help with those.



To translate texts in an Excel file using Python and the OpenAI API, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Read the Excel File: Use a library like pandas to read the Excel file into a DataFrame.
  2. Set Up OpenAI API: You need to have an OpenAI API key to use GPT-4 for translations.
  3. Translate Text: For each text in the Excel file, make an API call to OpenAI’s GPT-4 model, requesting a translation.
  4. Save the Translated Texts: Once you receive the translated texts, save them back into the DataFrame.
  5. Write the DataFrame to a New Excel File: Finally, write the updated DataFrame to a new Excel file.

Here is a basic example code to guide you through the process:

import openai
import pandas as pd

# Set your OpenAI API key
openai.api_key = 'your-api-key'

# Read your Excel file
df = pd.read_excel('path_to_your_excel_file.xlsx')

# Function to translate text using OpenAI
def translate_text(text, target_language='Spanish'):
    response = openai.Completion.create(
        model="text-davinci-003",  # or the latest model you want to use
        prompt=f"Translate the following English text to {target_language}: {text}",
    return response.choices[0].text.strip()

# Translate each text
for index, row in df.iterrows():
    translated_text = translate_text(row['column_with_text_to_translate'])[index, 'translated_text'] = translated_text

# Save the DataFrame to a new Excel file

Replace 'your-api-key', 'path_to_your_excel_file.xlsx', and 'column_with_text_to_translate' with your actual API key, the path to your Excel file, and the name of the column containing texts to translate, respectively.

Make sure you have the necessary packages installed:

pip install openai pandas


API calls to OpenAI are paid beyond the free tier, so keep an eye on usage to avoid unexpected charges.

The translation quality depends on the complexity of the texts and the target language.

Adjust max_tokens based on the length of your texts and the complexity of the translations.


I tried using this code for translating a column from English into German, but got this error: APIRemovedInV1:

You tried to access openai.Completion, but this is no longer supported in openai>=1.0.0

Alternatively, you can pin your installation to the old version, e.g. pip install openai==0.28

A detailed migration guide is available here: …/discussion/742

I tried the pip install openai==0.28 but that also did not work, and I am not sure how to modify to code so that it works with the most recent version…please help!

I just pasted a snippet to interact with the API using the newest API library. You only need change its inputs within messages.