Convert XLS to TSV via Python
Export Excel spreadsheets to TSV format using Python APIs.
How to Convert XLS to TSV Using Python
In order to convert XLS to TSV, we will use
API which is a feature-rich, powerful and easy to use document manipulation and conversion API for Python platform.
Steps to Convert XLS to TSV via Python
Python developers can easily load & convert XLS files to TSV in just a few lines of code.
- Load XLS file with an instance of Workbook
- Call the Workbook.Save method
- Pass output path with TSV extension as parameter
- Check specified path for resultant TSV file
XLS What is XLS File Format
Files with XLS extension represent Excel Binary File Format. Such files can be created by Microsoft Excel as well as other similar spreadsheet programs such as OpenOffice Calc or Apple Numbers. File saved by Excel is known as Workbook where each workbook can have one or more worksheets. Data is stored and displayed to users in table format in worksheet and can span numeric values, text data, formulas, external data connections, images, and charts. Applications like Microsoft Excel lets you export workbook data to several different formats including PDF, CSV, XLSX, TXT, HTML, XPS, and several others. The XLS file format was replaced with a more open and structured format, XLSX, with the release of Microsoft Excel 2007. The latest versions still provide support for creating and reading XLS files, though XLSX is the first choice of use now.Read More
TSV What is TSV File Format
A Tab-Separated Values (TSV) file format represents data separated with tabs in plain text format. The file format, similar to CSV, is used for organization of data in a structured manner in order to import and export between different applications. The format is primarily used for data import/export and exchange in Spreadsheet applications and databases. Each record in a TSV file is contained in a single line of text file where each field value is separated by a tab character. Media type for TSV file format is text/tab-separated-values.Read More
Other Supported Conversions
You can also convert XLS into many other file formats including few listed below.