If you calling somebody else’s API and that API is returning XML, then you can convert that into a dictionary and/or JSON to use it in your Python code.
Here is what you need to do:
$ pip install xmltodict
Here is the code:
import xmltodict import json def main(): print("main program")
dict01 = convert_xml_to_dictionary("sample.xml") print("To: " + str(dict01["note"]["to"]))
full_json_string = json.dumps(dict01, indent=4) print("Full json string: " + full_json_string) def convert_xml_to_dictionary(xml_file, xml_attribs=True): with open(xml_file, "rb") as f: print("Doing the conversion...") my_dictionary = xmltodict.parse(f, xml_attribs=xml_attribs) return my_dictionary if __name__ == "__main__": main()
Here is the XML file referenced in the code above:
<note> <to>Al</to> <from>Ralph</from> <heading>Reminder</heading> <body>Don't forget about the requirements</body> </note>
Thank you for reading.