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Develop JSON to CSV Converter with C# .NET.

JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) has emerged as a versatile and widely adopted format for data interchange, prized for its simplicity, readability, and flexibility. However, while JSON excels at representing structured data, CSV (Comma-Separated Values) remains the de facto standard for tabular data due to its widespread compatibility and ease of use. Therefore, the ability to convert JSON to CSV is crucial for seamlessly transitioning between these two formats, enabling efficient data analysis, sharing, and processing. In this article, we are going to explore the details on how to seamlessly transform JSON to CSV format using GroupDocs.Conversion REST API.

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JSON to CSV Conversion API

GroupDocs.Conversion Cloud SDK for .NET offers a wide range of features and capabilities to streamline data transformation workflows. Therefore, you can easily integrate this SDK into your applications and accomplish the conversion of JSON data to CSV format with just a few lines of code. Beyond simple conversion, GroupDocs.Conversion Cloud SDK for .NET provides advanced options for customizing the conversion process, such as specifying delimiter characters, handling nested JSON structures, adjusting formatting settings and much more.

In order to use the SDK, the first step is its installation. Simply search GroupDocs.Conversion-Cloud in NuGet package manager and click the Install button. Another option is to execute the following command in package manager console.

NuGet\Install-Package GroupDocs.Conversion-Cloud -Version 24.2.0

Once the REST API is successfully installed, make sure you have the API credentials(i.e. Client ID and Client Secret). You may visit this short tutorial explaining the details on how to get the API credentials.

Convert JSON to CSV in C# .NET

This section sheds lights on how efficiently you can convert JSON to CSV and optimize your data processing workflows using C# .NET.

  1. Create an instance of Configuration class where we pass client credentials as arguments.
var configurations = new Configuration(clientId, clientSecret1);
  1. Initialize the ConvertApi where we pass Configuration object as an input argument.
var apiInstance = new ConvertApi(configurations);
  1. Upload the source JSON file to cloud storage.
fileUpload.UploadFile(new UploadFileRequest("input.json", stream));
  1. Create an instance ConvertSettings where we specify the name for input JSON, output format as csv and the name for resultant CSV file.
var settings = new ConvertSettings{...}
  1. Call the ConvertDocumentRequest API to convert JSON to CSV format and save the resultant CSV to cloud storage.
var response = apiInstance.ConvertDocument(new ConvertDocumentRequest(settings));
json to csv.

Image:- A preview of JSON to CSV conversion.

The sample JSON and resultant CSV generated in the above example can be downloaded from input.json and input.json.

Transform JSON to CSV using cURL Commands

Converting JSON to CSV using GroupDocs.Conversion Cloud and cURL commands offers a flexible and scriptable solution for developers seeking to automate data transformation tasks. This approach enables seamless integration into existing workflows and automation pipelines, allowing for efficient batch processing of JSON data. Therefore, with the simplicity, scalability, and reliability, the combination of GroupDocs.Conversion Cloud and cURL commands provides you with a versatile solution for JSON to CSV conversion, empowering you to optimize your data processing workflows with ease.

The first step in this approach is to obtain a personalized JWT access token. So, once you have a JWT token, please execute the following cURL command to accomplish the JSON to CSV conversion.

curl -v "https://api.groupdocs.cloud/v2.0/conversion" \
-H "accept: application/json" \
-H "authorization: Bearer {accessToken}" \
-H  "Content-Type: application/json" \
-d "{  \"StorageName\": \"internal\",  \"FilePath\": \"{sourceFile}\",  \"Format\": \"csv\",\"OutputPath\": \"{resultantFile}\"}"

Please replace sourceFile with the name of input JSON, resultantFile with the name of output CSV and accessToken with personalized JWT access token.

Free JSON to CSV Conversion App

Based on GroupDocs.Conversion Cloud API, we have developed online JSON to CSV Converter. It is a free, lightweight, super-efficient, and provides a robust JSON to CSV conversion.

json to csv app


In conclusion, whether you choose to utilize GroupDocs.Conversion Cloud SDK for .NET or integrate GroupDocs.Conversion Cloud with cURL commands, converting JSON to CSV becomes a streamlined and efficient process. Nevertheless, both approaches offer versatile solutions for data transformation tasks, empowering you to seamlessly bridge the gap between JSON and CSV formats. Therefore, we encourage you to leverage our API for JSON to CSV conversion and unlock the full potential of your data processing workflows.

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