csvjson

Description

Converts a CSV file into JSON:

usage: csvjson [-h] [-d DELIMITER] [-t] [-q QUOTECHAR] [-u {0,1,2,3}] [-b]
               [-p ESCAPECHAR] [-e ENCODING] [-v] [-l] [-i INDENT] [-k KEY]
               [FILE]

Convert a CSV file into JSON.

positional arguments:
  FILE                  The CSV file to operate on. If omitted, will accept
                        input on STDIN.

optional arguments:
  -i INDENT, --indent INDENT
                        Indent the output JSON this many spaces. Disabled by
                        default.
  -k KEY, --key KEY     Output JSON as an array of objects keyed by a given
                        column, KEY, rather than as a list. All values in the
                        column must be unique.

Also see: Arguments common to all utilities.

Examples

Convert veteran’s education dataset to JSON keyed by state abbreviation:

$ csvjson -k "State Abbreviate" -i 4 examples/realdata/FY09_EDU_Recipients_by_State.csv

Results in a JSON document like:

{
    [...]
    "WA":
    {
        "": "",
         "Code": "53",
         "Reserve Educational Assistance Program": "549",
         "Dependents' Educational Assistance": "2,192",
         "Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty": "7,969",
         "State Name": "WASHINGTON",
         "Montgomery GI Bill- Selective Reserve": "769",
         "State Abbreviate": "WA",
         "Post-Vietnam Era Veteran's Educational Assistance Program": "13",
         "TOTAL": "11,492"
    },
    [...]
}

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