Convert XLS to XML via Python
Export Excel spreadsheets to XML format using Python APIs.
How to Convert XLS to XML Using Python
In order to convert XLS to XML, 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 XML via Python
Python developers can easily load & convert XLS files to XML in just a few lines of code.
- Load XLS file with an instance of Workbook
- Call the Workbook.Save method
- Pass output path with XML extension as parameter
- Check specified path for resultant XML 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
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 XLS into many other file formats including few listed below.