How to Import & Convert JSON file to Excel

How to Import & Convert JSON file to Excel

How to Import JSON file to Excel

There are several ways to import JSON data into Microsoft Excel. Here are a few methods:

Method 1: Using Power Query

1. Open Excel and go to the “Data” tab in the ribbon.

2. Click on “From Other Sources” and select “From Web” from the drop-down menu.

3. In the pop-up window, enter the URL of the JSON file and click “OK.”

4. In the next window, select the table that contains the data you want to import and click “Load.”

Method 2: Using VBA Code

1. Open Excel and press “Alt + F11” to open the Visual Basic Editor.

2. In the editor, create a new module by clicking on “Insert” > “Module.”

3. Copy and paste the following code into the module:

Copy CodeSub ImportJSON()
    Dim JsonFilePath As String
    Dim JsonFileContent As String
    Dim JsonObject As Object
    JsonFilePath = "C:\path\to\your\json\file.json"
    Open JsonFilePath For Input As #1
        JsonFileContent = Input$(LOF(1), 1)
    Close #1
    Set JsonObject = JsonConverter.ParseJson(JsonFileContent)
    ' do something with the JSON object, e.g. loop through its properties and add them to a worksheet
End Sub

4. Modify the JsonFilePath variable to match the path to your JSON file.

5. Run the code by pressing “F5” or clicking on “Run” > “Run Sub/UserForm.”

Method 3: Using an Online Converter

1. Go to an online JSON to Excel converter website such as or

2. Upload your JSON file to the website or paste the JSON data into the input field.

3. Follow the instructions on the website to convert the JSON data to Excel format and download the resulting file.

How to Parse text as JSON or XML

To parse text as JSON or XML, you can use a programming language or a tool that supports parsing these formats.

In Python, you can use the json and xml modules to parse JSON and XML data respectively. Here’s an example code snippet:

pythonCopy Codeimport json
import xml.etree.ElementTree as ET

# Parsing JSON data
json_text = '{"name": "John", "age": 30}'
json_data = json.loads(json_text)
print(json_data['name'])  # Output: John

# Parsing XML data
xml_text = '<person><name>John</name><age>30</age></person>'
xml_root = ET.fromstring(xml_text)
print(xml_root.find('name').text)  # Output: John

In Javascript, you can use the built-in JSON.parse() method to parse JSON data and the DOMParser object to parse XML data. Here’s an example code snippet:

javascriptCopy Code// Parsing JSON data
const jsonText = '{"name": "John", "age": 30}';
const jsonData = JSON.parse(jsonText);
console.log(;  // Output: John

// Parsing XML data
const xmlText = '<person><name>John</name><age>30</age></person>';
const parser = new DOMParser();
const xmlDoc = parser.parseFromString(xmlText, 'text/xml');
console.log(xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName('name')[0].childNodes[0].nodeValue);  // Output: John

There are also online tools available such as for JSON and for XML that can help you parse text as JSON or XML without needing to write any code.

How to Convert a JSON File to Microsoft Excel

To convert a JSON file to Microsoft Excel, you can use one of several methods. Here are two common approaches:

Method 1: Using an Online JSON to CSV Converter

There are many free online tools available that allow you to convert JSON data to CSV format, which can then be opened in Excel. Here’s how to do it using

1. Go to

2. Click the “Choose File” button and select your JSON file.

3. Click “Convert JSON to CSV.”

4. Save the resulting CSV file to your computer.

5. Open Microsoft Excel and click “File” > “Open.”

6. Select the CSV file you just saved and click “Open.”

7. Follow the prompts to import the data into Excel.

Method 2: Using a Programming Language (Python)

If you’re comfortable writing code, you can use a programming language like Python to read in the JSON data and write it to an Excel file. Here’s an example Python script that uses the pandas library to accomplish this:

pythonCopy Codeimport pandas as pd

# Read in the JSON file
with open('data.json', 'r') as f:
    data = pd.read_json(f)

# Write the data to an Excel file

Here’s what the script does:

1. Opens the data.json file and reads in its contents.

2. Uses the pd.read_json() method from the pandas library to parse the JSON data and create a DataFrame object.

3. Calls the to_excel() method on the DataFrame to write the data to an Excel file named output.xlsx.

To run this script, save it to a file (e.g., and run it using a Python interpreter.

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