Convert ODS to XML in Python
High-speed Python library for converting ODS to XML. This is a professional software solution to import and export ODS, XML, and many other formats using Python.
Convert ODS to XML Using PythonHow do I convert ODS to XML? With Aspose.Cells for Python library, you can easily convert ODS to XML programmatically with a few lines of code. Aspose.Cells for Python is capable of building cross-platform applications with the ability to generate, modify, convert, render and print all Excel files. Python Excel API not only convert between spreadsheet formats, it can also render Excel files as images, PDF, HTML, ODS, CSV, SVG, JSON, WORD, PPT and more, thus making it a perfect choice to exchange documents in industry-standard formats.
Save ODS to XML in Python
The following example demonstrates how to convert ODS to XML in Python.
Follow the easy steps to convert ODS to XML. Upload your ODS file, then simply save it as XML file. For both ODS reading and XML writing you can use fully qualified filenames. The output XML content and formatting will be identical to the original ODS document.
How to Convert ODS to XML via Python
Need to convert ODS files to XML programmatically? Python developers can easily load & convert ODS to XML in just a few lines of code.
- Install ‘Aspose.Cells for Python via Java’.
- Add a library reference (import the library) to your Python project.
- Load ODS file with an instance of Workbook.
- Convert ODS to XML by calling Workbook.save method.
- Get the conversion result of ODS to XML.
Python library to convert ODS to XML
There are three options to install “Aspose.Cells for Python via Java” onto your system. Please choose one that resembles your needs and follow the step-by-step instructions:
Aspose.Cells for Python via Java 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.
ODS What is ODS File Format?
Files with .ods extension stand for OpenDocument Spreadsheet Document format that are editable by user. Data is stored inside ODF file into rows and columns. It is XML-based format and is one of the several subtypes in the Open Document Formats (ODF) family. The format is specified as part of the ODF 1.2 specifications published and maintained by OASIS. A number of applications on Windows as well as other operating systems can open ODS files for editing and manipulation including Microsoft Excel, NeoOffice and LibreOffice. ODS files can also be converted into other spreadsheet formats as well like XLS, XLSX and others by different applications.Read More
XML What is XML File Format?
XML stands for Extensible Markup Language that is similar to HTML but different in using tags for defining objects. The whole idea behind creation of XML file format was to store and transport data without being dependent on software or hardware tools. Its popularity is due to it being both human as well as machine readable. This enables it to create common data protocols in the form of objects to be stored and shared over network such as World Wide Web (WWW). The "X" in XML is for extensible which implies that the language can be extended to any number of symbols as per user requirements. It is for these features that many standard file formats make use of it such as Microsoft Open XML, LibreOffice OpenDocument, XHTML and SVG.Read More
Other Supported Conversions
You can also convert ODS to many other file formats including few listed below.