Convert EXCEL to CSV via Python
Export Excel spreadsheets to CSV format using Python APIs.
How to Convert EXCEL to CSV Using PythonIn order to convert EXCEL to CSV, we will use Aspose.Cells for Python API which is a feature-rich, powerful and easy to use document manipulation and conversion API for Python platform.
Steps to Convert EXCEL to CSV via Python
Python developers can easily load & convert EXCEL files to CSV in just a few lines of code.
- Load EXCEL file with an instance of Workbook
- Call the Workbook.Save method
- Pass output path with CSV extension as parameter
- Check specified path for resultant CSV file
Aspose.Cells for Python is platform-independent API and can be used on any platform (Windows, Linux and MacOS), just make sure that system have Java 1.8 or higher, Python 3.5 or higher.
- Install Java and add it to PATH environment variable, for example:
- Install Aspose.Cells for Python from pypi, use command as:
$ pip install aspose-cells.
EXCEL What is EXCEL File Format
XLSX is well-known format for Microsoft Excel documents that was introduced by Microsoft with the release of Microsoft Office 2007. Based on structure organized according to the Open Packaging Conventions as outlined in Part 2 of the OOXML standard ECMA-376, the new format is a zip package that contains a number of XML files. The underlying structure and files can be examined by simply unzipping the .xlsx file.Read More
CSV What is CSV File Format
Files with .csv (Comma Separated Values) extension represent plain text files that contain records of data with comma separated values. Each line in a CSV file is a new record from the set of records contained in the file. Such files are generated when data transfer is intended from one storage system to another. Since all applications can recognize records separated by comma, import of such data files to database is done very conveniently. Almost all spreadsheet applications such as Microsoft Excel or OpenOffice Calc can import CSV without much effort. Data imported from such files is arranged in cells of a spreadsheet for representation to user.Read More
Other Supported Conversions
You can also convert EXCEL into many other file formats including few listed below.