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Simple Python Library to convert JSON to XML


It lets you convert json to xml in following ways:

  • from a json string
  • from a json file
  • from an API that emits json data


The usage is simple:

from json2xml import json2xml, readfromurl, readfromstring, readfromjson

# get the xml from an URL that return json
data = readfromurl("https://coderwall.com/vinitcool76.json")

# get the xml from a json string
data = readfromstring(

# get the data from an URL
data = readfromjson("examples/licht.json")

** Custom Wrappers and indent***

By default, a wrapper all and indent 2 is set. However, you can change this easily in your code like this:

from json2xml import json2xml, readfromurl, readfromstring, readfromjson
data = readfromstring(
print(json2xml.Json2xml(data, wrapper="custom", indent=8).to_xml())

Outputs this:


The methods are simple and easy to use and there are also checks inside of code to exit cleanly in case any of the input(file, string or API URL) returns invalid JSON.


This package was created with Cookiecutter and the audreyr/cookiecutter-pypackage project template.


Stable release

To install json2xml, run this command in your terminal:

$ pip install json2xml

This is the preferred method to install json2xml, as it will always install the most recent stable release.

If you don’t have pip installed, this Python installation guide can guide you through the process.

From sources

The sources for json2xml can be downloaded from the Github repo.

You can either clone the public repository:

$ git clone git://github.com/vinitkumar/json2xml

Or download the tarball:

$ curl  -OL https://github.com/vinitkumar/json2xml/tarball/master

Once you have a copy of the source, you can install it with:

$ python setup.py install


To use json2xml in a project:

import json2xml


Contributions are welcome, and they are greatly appreciated! Every little bit helps, and credit will always be given.

You can contribute in many ways:

Types of Contributions

Report Bugs

Report bugs at https://github.com/vinitkumar/json2xml/issues.

If you are reporting a bug, please include:

  • Your operating system name and version.
  • Any details about your local setup that might be helpful in troubleshooting.
  • Detailed steps to reproduce the bug.

Fix Bugs

Look through the GitHub issues for bugs. Anything tagged with “bug” and “help wanted” is open to whoever wants to implement it.

Implement Features

Look through the GitHub issues for features. Anything tagged with “enhancement” and “help wanted” is open to whoever wants to implement it.

Write Documentation

json2xml could always use more documentation, whether as part of the official json2xml docs, in docstrings, or even on the web in blog posts, articles, and such.

Submit Feedback

The best way to send feedback is to file an issue at https://github.com/vinitkumar/json2xml/issues.

If you are proposing a feature:

  • Explain in detail how it would work.
  • Keep the scope as narrow as possible, to make it easier to implement.
  • Remember that this is a volunteer-driven project, and that contributions are welcome :)

Get Started!

Ready to contribute? Here’s how to set up json2xml for local development.

  1. Fork the json2xml repo on GitHub.

  2. Clone your fork locally:

    $ git clone git@github.com:your_name_here/json2xml.git
  3. Install your local copy into a virtualenv. Assuming you have virtualenvwrapper installed, this is how you set up your fork for local development:

    $ mkvirtualenv json2xml
    $ cd json2xml/
    $ python setup.py develop
  4. Create a branch for local development:

    $ git checkout -b name-of-your-bugfix-or-feature

    Now you can make your changes locally.

  5. When you’re done making changes, check that your changes pass flake8 and the tests, including testing other Python versions with tox:

    $ flake8 json2xml tests
    $ python setup.py test or py.test
    $ tox

    To get flake8 and tox, just pip install them into your virtualenv.

  6. Commit your changes and push your branch to GitHub:

    $ git add .
    $ git commit -m "Your detailed description of your changes."
    $ git push origin name-of-your-bugfix-or-feature
  7. Submit a pull request through the GitHub website.

Pull Request Guidelines

Before you submit a pull request, check that it meets these guidelines:

  1. The pull request should include tests.
  2. If the pull request adds functionality, the docs should be updated. Put your new functionality into a function with a docstring, and add the feature to the list in README.rst.
  3. The pull request should work for Python 2.7, 3.4, 3.5 and 3.6, and for PyPy. Check https://travis-ci.org/vinitkumar/json2xml/pull_requests and make sure that the tests pass for all supported Python versions.


To run a subset of tests:

$ python -m unittest tests.test_json2xml


A reminder for the maintainers on how to deploy. Make sure all your changes are committed (including an entry in HISTORY.rst). Then run:

$ bumpversion patch # possible: major / minor / patch
$ git push
$ git push --tags

Travis will then deploy to PyPI if tests pass.


Development Lead


None yet. Why not be the first?


3.0.0 (2019-02-22)

  • First release on PyPI.

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