Effortlessly convert JSON data to TSV (Tab-Separated Values) format. Extract and transform JSON data into a TSV file with this converter.


Converting JSON to TSV (Tab-Separated Values) involves transforming JSON data into a format where values are separated by tabs. TSV files are similar to CSV files but use tabs instead of commas as delimiters.

Here are the steps to convert JSON to TSV:

  1. Parse JSON Data: Start by parsing the JSON data into a structured format that can be easily manipulated.

  2. Identify Columns: Identify the fields or keys from the JSON data that will become the columns in the TSV file.

  3. Create TSV Header: Create a header row for the TSV file containing the column names, separated by tabs.

  4. Populate TSV Rows: Traverse the JSON data and extract the values corresponding to each column. Write these values as rows in the TSV file, separating each field with a tab.

  5. Output TSV: Serialize the TSV data into a string representation or write it to a file.

Uses of JSON to TSV Conversion:

  • Data Export: Convert JSON data to TSV format for exporting data from web applications, databases, or APIs to be used in spreadsheet software or other applications that accept TSV files.
  • Data Analysis: TSV files are commonly used for data analysis and visualization in tools like Excel, Tableau, or Python's pandas library.
  • Interoperability: TSV files are easier to read by humans and can be used to exchange data between different systems and platforms.

Example Inputs and Outputs:

  1. Input JSON:

    [ {"id": 1, "name": "Product A", "price": 100}, {"id": 2, "name": "Product B", "price": 200}]

    Output TSV:

    id name price1 Product A 1002 Product B 200
  2. Input JSON:

    { "employees": [ {"name": "Alice", "department": "HR"}, {"name": "Bob", "department": "Engineering"} ]}

    Output TSV:

    name departmentAlice HRBob Engineering
  3. Input JSON:

    { "person": { "name": "John Doe", "age": 30, "city": "New York" }}

    Output TSV:

    name age cityJohn Doe 30 New York

In these examples, the JSON data is transformed into TSV format, with each object or record in the JSON data becoming a row in the TSV file. Each field in the JSON data corresponds to a column in the TSV file, with values separated by tabs.

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