Convert XML to CSV Online

Online Converter: Convert large XML file (up to 20Gb!) to CSV format


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CSV file delimiter
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How XML to CSV Converter works?

When you think of import XML file in Excel, one of the possible ways is to convert created XML file into CSV format and open it in Microsoft Office Excel.

XML Validation

As a first step, we read an XML source file and validate it. During the validation process, we check the data structure of the XML for errors. If there are a lot of errors in the XML file structure - we couldn't process such a file.

XML Data Parsing

On the parsing step we import XML data file, read and understand the data structure and extract the data from the XML.

Data Transformation

When the data from the source XML file is extracted, the next step is to transform the data from XML-based representation into the table-representation such as the CSV format.
XML to CSV converter uses the following rules to transform the data:
  • Every XML tag represents the separate table column
  • Every XML attribute represents the separate table column
  • Data is combined based on the upper-level XML tags

Saving to CSV file

Once the data is transformed into table representation and combined based on the XML to CSV converter rules, it is saved into the CSV file.

XML File Format

XML Format

XML is an abbreviation from "Extensible Markup Language".
XML is both machine-readable and human-readable format and can be edited in any text editor.

XML Tags

XML Tags should have correctly defined names, starting with a character, and not a number.
For example,
valid: <Products>
not valid: <1stWeekData>

Start and End Tags

There are defined start-tag (or opening tag): <Products>
and end-tag (or closing tag): </Products>.

XML Root Element

XML document can have only one root element. Root element is a start-tag and end-tag, and the rest of the XML content should be placed inside those tags.
For example,
<Products>
..xml content here
</Products>

Special Characters Escaping

Special characters inside XML like <, >, &, ' and " should be escaped as follows:
  • &lt; represents "<"
  • &gt; represents ">"
  • &amp; represents "&"
  • &apos; represents "'"
  • &quot; represents '"'

XML Encoding

XML encoding is defined in the XML file as the first line:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
We support all encoding formats. The most popular encoding is "UTF-8".

CSV File Format

CSV Format

CSV means Comma-Separated Values.
CSV format is a text file and it can be edited in any Text Editor.
CSV is the easiest way to represent table data and it is human-readable as well as machine-readable format.
File in Excel format has extension: .csv or .tsv or .txt, depending on the program which created it.

CSV Delimiter

CSV file has a delimiter of the values, which can be one of the following (most used) characters:
  • Comma "," (sample data: column1,column2,column3), used by default
  • Tabulation character (sample data: column1 column2 column3), such file format can be named as Tab-separated Values
  • Vertical bar "|" (sample data: column1|column2|column3)
  • Semicolon ";" (sample data: column1;column2;column3)

(FAQ) Frequently Asked Questions Related to XML to CSV Converter


How do I convert XML to CSV in Excel?

Use our XML to CSV Converter to convert any XML file to CSV format.
Steps to use XML to CSV Converter:
  • Upload XML file
  • Click 'Run Conversion' button
  • when the file is converted - download CSV file

Can you convert XML to CSV?

Yes, this is easy with our XML to CSV Converter. Visit XML to CSV Converter page and within a few clicks you will convert XML to CSV format.
Steps to use XML to CSV Converter:
  • Upload XML file
  • If necessary, choose CSV file delimiter for your output file
  • Click 'Run Conversion' button
  • when the file is converted - download CSV file
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  • The conversion time depends on the source file size. Please be patient while the conversion is being processed. We are working on performance improvement.
  • To provide the reliable operation of the service there are limits defined for the number of conversions per day and file size per conversion. Limits depend on the Conversion Plan that you will use. You can check available Conversion Plans on the Pricing page.
  • Unregistered users has the following limits: 10 conversions per day, 10 Mb per uploaded file. Register your account now to extend the limits for free.
  • We can help to Automate the conversion process. Find out more on this page.
  • If you would like to convert a larger file or if you experience problems converting your file - feel free to contact us, our team is able to solve almost any conversion problem.