These days, JSON is more popular and it is replacing XML because it is faster, easier to use, it is shorter because it does not require tags and uses brackets instead.
In this tutorial, we will learn how to convert XML into JSON using SSIS. So let’s get started.
A simple example to convert XML into JSON
This example is simple, we only need to get books’ information like the title, genre, price.
- First in SSDT, drag and drop the Data Flow task:
- Press Example 1 to generate XML code. In the filter, you can add the following filter:
- Also, in connection press new and add a connection to a JSON file which will be the path where the JSON file will be stored.
- In addition, go to your JSON file destination, go to mappings and select Add Elements below this node.
- Select the option Add Multiple (Bound) and select the columns that you want to export to JSON:
- Run the package and you will be able to see the data exported:
How to convert array elements in XML to JSON?
The following example shows how to convert array elements from XML into JSON using SSIS.
We will use the Example 2 of the XML Source component:
- First, we will create a connection and then on mappings, we will Add Element(s) (Below this node):
- Secondly, add the id source column:
- Also, repeat the same step to add the name. The XML source configuration should be like the following:
- You can set the data time format and culture also:
- Finally, you will have the source XML like the following:
How to convert complex XML to JSON with a heterogeneous format
Sometimes you have an XML with different types of arrays, elements, attribute with different formats in the same XML file.
In this new example, we will work with the example 3 of the XML JSON Source. We will extract 2 arrays into 2 different JSON destinations with the help of the Multicast and the XML parser.
- First, in the Data Flow, we will build something like this:
- Also, in the XML Source, we will use the example 3, with includes different arrays and XML elements. Check the option Output as a RAW document:
- In addition, in XML Parser Transform, copy the XML file from the source here to parse metadata. In filter we will add the following filter:
- The output displayed will be like the following in JSON format:
- Also, in the other XML parser, we will do the same than with the first, but we will extract information of the ColStrArray elements. The filter used is the following:
- Finally, the JSON destination will be the following:
To conclude, we can say that the ZappySys SSIS PowerPack provide powerful tools to export data from XML to JSON. We test first a simple example and then we tested arrays and finally we parsed an XML file with multiple elements with a different format. Feel free to download FREE trial of SSIS PowerPack and try out 70+ awesome Tasks and Components.