Find out about the latest from Cloudmersive.

API Spotlight: Data Conversion APIs
12/12/2022 - Brian O'Neill

Converting between data formats is often a necessary (and frustrating) step in the process of obtaining new datasets. Thankfully, though, data conversion APIs can make that process easy.

The Cloudmersive Data Conversion API includes a variety of secure, powerful iterations designed to convert to and from common data formats like JSON, XML, CSV, XLSX and more. In this article, we’ll quickly take a closer look at a few of our most popular Data Conversion APIs.

Hand pointing at data sheet with pencil

Convert XML to JSON | Convert JSON to XML

Both XML and JSON are ubiquitous text data formats used widely among the global software development community. While the relative simplicity and readability of JSON has made it a more attractive format to a growing developer community, XML still presents a considerably flexible, powerful structure, and it remains the only viable messaging format for SOAP APIs. Making conversions between these two formats is extremely common, so having APIs in place to automate that process is a big help.

Our "Convert XML to JSON" API iteration will accept either an XML string or file as input and return a JSON Object in response. Two additional APIs – "Convert JSON Object to XML" and "Convert JSON String to XML" – will handle JSON Object and JSON String conversions to XML respectively.

Convert XLSX to JSON | Convert XLSX to XML

It’s safe to say XLSX – Excel’s unique zip-archived Open Office XML format, first introduced for Excel 2007 – is one of the most frequently used formats on earth. While it’s simple enough to point-and-click-export individual XLSX files to common data formats like XML and JSON, larger scale conversions require more powerful, programmatic solutions to get the job done.

Our "Convert XLSX to JSON" and "Convert XLSX to XML" APIs both accept a standard XLSX file input, returning a JSON Object Array & XML file string respectively.

Convert CSV to JSON | Convert CSV to XML

For storing flat, tabular data, CSV is one of the best options around; it’s only when data relationships become more complex and hierarchical - or when compatibility with specific APIs/applications comes into question - that more robust formats (like JSON and XML) are required.

Our "Convert CSV to JSON" and "Convert CSV to XML" APIs accept a CSV file as input, returning a JSON Object Array and an XML file respectively. Additionally, both offer an optional input request parameter – columnNamesFromFirstRow – which allows you to specify via Boolean whether the first row of your CSV file should be used for your columns.

For more information on our Data Conversion APIs, please contact a member of our sales team.

800 free API calls/month, with no expiration

Get started now! or Sign in with Google

Questions? We'll be your guide.

Contact Sales