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Thursday, January 29, 2009

How to Convert CSV to XML using C#

C# CSV to XML Conversion, CSV to XML Conversion using LINQ

Language Integrated Query (LINQ) can be used to convert a CSV file to XML. Here is the sample CSV file that needs to be converted

The following code reads the CSV file to an array. LINQ is used to loop through the array and the contents are written as XML using XElement (System.XML.Linq).

public void ConvertCSVToXML()


String[] FileContent = File.ReadAllLines(@"C:\Temp\vba.csv");

String XMLNS = "";

XElement Inv = new XElement("Invoice",

from items in FileContent

let fields = items.Split(',')

select new XElement("Item",

new XElement("ID", fields[0]),

new XElement("Name", fields[1]),

new XElement("Price", fields[2]),

new XElement("Availability", fields[3]),

new XElement("TotalPrice", fields[4])



File.WriteAllText(@"C:\Temp\vba.xml", XMLNS + Inv.ToString() );


Here is the Input Text File

The output XML looks like

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Mariner said...

Is there a way to do this in reverse? using LINQ to convert an XML file to a comma delimited text file?

Anonymous said...

You may check out, I believe this has a conversion that uses Linq to produce CSV from an XML file.

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