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Convert Excel Sheet into JSON file.

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Excel to JSON Converter

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A minimal API that converts MS Excel (.xls & .xlsx) files, or from a given URL into JSON files.


  • Download as package using pip and use in your code.

  • Supports both type of MS Excel file formats

    • MS Excel 2003 (.xls)
    • MS Excel 2007 (.xlsx)
  • It also comes with command line interface (CLI) which facilitates the conversion from URL or local MS Excel file to JSON files.


    • GET file from URL & convert to JSON.
    excel2json-3 --urls
    • GET file from disk & convert to JSON.
    excel2json-3 --file /home/ubuntu/Documents/example.xlsx


You can contribute in following ways:

  • Report bugs
  • Add more "APIs"
  • Give suggestions to make it better
  • Fix issues & submit a pull request


Using pipenv (Recommended)

pipenv install excel2json-3

Using pip

pip install excel2json-3


Convert MS Excel File to JSON file

from excel2json import convert_from_file

EXCEL_FILE = '../example.xls'  # or '../example.xlsx'

Convert to JSON file directly from URL

from excel2json import convert_from_url




  1. Python 3

Create Virtual Enviroment

Using pipenv (Recommended)

  1. Install pipenv

    pip install pipenv
  2. Create env

    cd excel2json-3  # cd <repo_dir>
    pipenv --three install
  3. Activate env

    pipenv shell
  4. Install requirements from Pipefile

    pipenv sync

Using virtualenv

  1. Install virtualenv

    pip install virtualenv
  2. Create virtualenv

    mkdir myvenv
    cd myvenv
    virtualenv myvenv
  3. Activate myvenv venv

    source myvenv/bin/activate
    . myvenv/bin/activate
  4. Install from requirements.txt

    pip install -r requirements.txt


pytest tests/

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