Convert XML to CSV

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).

Steps to convert XML to CSV in C#

GroupDocs.Conversion allows developers to convert the XML file to CSV format in an easy and intuitive way just using a few lines of code as described below:

  • Create an instance of Converter class and pass source XML file path as a constructor parameter. You may specify absolute or relative file path as per your requirements.
  • Create an instance of SpreadsheetConvertOptions class and set Format property to GroupDocs.Conversion.FileTypes.SpreadsheetFileType.Csv.
  • Call Converter class Convert method and pass the filename for the converted CSV file and the SpreadsheetConvertOptions object from the previous step as parameters.
// Load the source XML file
using (var converter = new GroupDocs.Conversion.Converter("sample.xml"))
{
    // Set the convert options for CSV format
   var options = new SpreadsheetConvertOptions { Format = GroupDocs.Conversion.FileTypes.SpreadsheetFileType.Csv };
    // Convert to CSV format
    converter.Convert("converted.csv", options);
}

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XML to CSV Live Demo

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