How to Convert Data to JSON and XML in Java
The following four APIs will allow you to convert your data sets from Excel and CSV to JSON and XML.
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Having your important data available to you whenever you need it will increase your efficiency and boost your overall productivity. For large amounts of data such as invoices or other tracked transactions that can be logged continuously for years, trying to find one instance in a massive Excel spreadsheet is not the ideal solution. Instead, by converting your data to JSON or XML, you can transfer these logs to a computer program that can then be accessed by anyone with permission and simplify the data retrieval process.
However, to do this, your data needs to be placed in a machine-readable format that will be easily understood by your computer systems. For example, much of your data is likely saved in an Excel or CSV file format, as these are the most familiar and user-friendly static data formats. However, data from these programs cannot be easily transferred to an online format that might be necessary for certain applications used by your organization. Thus, a data interchange format like JSON or XML is required for accessibility.
The following four APIs will allow you to convert your data sets from Excel and CSV to JSON and XML. This will allow you to improve the accessibility of your data and increase the efficiency with which your system receives, read, and process your information for further use.
You will first need to install the SDK library using Maven or Gradle for all of these functions. To install with Maven, you can add a Jitpack reference to the repository in pom.xml:
Then, add a reference to the dependency:
To install with Gradle, you can add the reference to your root build.gradle at the end of repositories:
Then, you can add the dependency in build.gradle:
The first API will instantly convert an Excel XLSX file to JSON. Once you have installed the SDK as shown above, you can add the imports to the top of the file and call the function:
This will return an output JSON string that can be read using any text file viewer. To ensure that this API works properly, you need to ensure certain requirements are met:
- The XLSX file is valid and inputs correctly.
- You have input your API Key. This can be retrieved at no cost on the Cloudmersive website, providing 800 monthly calls across our API library.
The second API will convert your data from CSV to JSON. Similar to the first function, you will need to input your CSV file. However, you can also specify whether the first row in your CSV file will be used as column names. The default for this parameter is true, but if selected as false, the column names will appear as Column0, Column1, etc.
As before, install the SDK, add the imports to the file, and call the function:
These next two APIs will convert your data to XML, with the first converting from XLSX. Install the SDK library and then call the function:
Finally, to convert from CSV to XML, you can call the following function:
With these functions, you can easily optimize your data for use wherever and whenever you need it. If you have any questions about using these APIs or inquiries concerning other API solutions, you can visit the Cloudmersive website, where our team is happy to help with anything you might need.
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