Convert XML to TSV
Converting XML to TSV (tab-separated values) involves transforming the data from an XML format to a plain-text representation where fields are separated by tabs. Although it can be done programmatically using libraries and tools, I will provide you a manual approach to convert a simple XML structure to TSV format.
Let’s say we have the following sample XML data:
And here’s the equivalent TSV representation:
name age department
John Doe 30 HR
jane smith 25 it
1. Identify XML elements and attributes:
– Identify elements and their associated values in XML data.
2. Create TSV header:
– Enter column headers separated by tabs. Each header corresponds to an XML element.
3. Convert XML to TSV:
For each “employee” element, extract the values of “name,” “age,” and “department.”
– Separate the values with tabs and write them as rows in TSV format.