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Convert JSON Schema to human-readable Markdown documentation

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Convert JSON Schemas to simple, human-readable Markdown documentation.

For example:

    "$id": "",
    "$schema": "",
    "title": "Person",
    "description": "JSON Schema for a person object.",
    "type": "object",
    "properties": {
      "firstName": {
        "type": "string",
        "description": "The person's first name."
      "lastName": {
        "type": "string",
        "description": "The person's last name."

will be converted to:


JSON Schema for a person object.


  • firstName (string): The person's first name.
  • lastName (string): The person's last name.

See the examples directory for more elaborate examples.


Install with pip

pip install jsonschema2md


From the CLI

jsonschema2md [OPTIONS] <input.json> <>

From Python

import json
import jsonschema2md

parser = jsonschema2md.Parser(
with open("./examples/food.json", "r") as json_file:
    md_lines = parser.parse_schema(json.load(json_file))


  • examples_as_yaml: Parse examples in YAML-format instead of JSON. (bool, default: False)
  • show_examples: Parse examples for only the main object, only properties, or all. (str, default all, options: object, properties, all)


Bugs, questions or suggestions? Feel free to post an issue in the issue tracker or to make a pull request! See for more info.



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