Python convert txt file to csv format with rows and columns

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 How to convert txt file to csv format with rows and columns? The file is the following format:

account_number,name,item_code,category,quantity,unit price,net_price,date
296809,Carroll PLC,QN-82852,Belt,13,44.48,578.24,2014-09-27 07:13:03
098022,Heidenreich-Bosco,MJ-21460,Shoes,19,53.62,1018.78,2014-07-29 02:10:44
563905,"Kerluke, Reilly and Bechtelar",AS-93055,Shirt,12,24.16,289.92,2014-03-01 10:51:24
093356,Waters-Walker,AS-93055,Shirt,5,82.68,413.40,2013-11-17 20:41:11
659366,Waelchi-Fahey,AS-93055,Shirt,18,99.64,1793.52,2014-01-03 08:14:27
563905,"Kerluke, Reilly and Bechtelar",AS-93055,Shirt,17,52.82,897.94,2013-12-04 02:07:05
995267,Cole-Eichmann,GS-86623,Shoes,18,15.28,275.04,2014-04-09 16:15:03
524021,Hegmann and Sons,LL-46261,Shoes,7,78.78,551.46,2014-06-18 19:25:10
929400,"Senger, Upton and Breitenberg",LW-86841,Shoes,17,38.19,649.23,2014-02-10 05:55:56
563905,"Kerluke, Reilly and Bechtelar",KV-99194,Shirt,12,26.98,323.76,2014-05-20 00:21:28
995267,Cole-Eichmann,KV-99194,Shirt,19,60.22,1144.18,2014-03-10 06:23:31
524021,Hegmann and Sons,QN-82852,Belt,6,13.12,78.72,2013-11-03 18:38:16
758133,"Kihn, McClure and Denesik",LL-46261,Shoes,4,59.69,238.76,2014-01-11 21:48:28
555594,"Ernser, Cruickshank and Lind",FK-71853,Shirt,12,97.25,1167.00,2014-09-19 13:20:00
201259,Koelpin PLC,GS-86623,Shoes,9,81.44,732.96,2014-08-12 08:05:27
093356,Waters-Walker,LL-46261,Shoes,18,53.33,959.94,2014-07-15 23:21:11
563905,"Kerluke, Reilly and Bechtelar",KV-99194,Shirt,4,35.62,142.48,2014-10-05 23:38:16
201259,Koelpin PLC,KV-99194,Shirt,17,98.23,1669.91,2014-01-26 01:52:36
758133,"Kihn, McClure and Denesik",WJ-02096,Belt,15,69.52,1042.80,2013-11-13 21:38:46
296809,Carroll PLC,VG-32047,Shirt,12,80.12,961.44,2014-05-24 16:03:28
750461,"Volkman, Goyette and Lemke",WJ-02096,Belt,13,81.19,1055.47,2014-01-08 02:45:07
929400,"Senger, Upton and Breitenberg",LL-46261,Shoes,2,48.15,96.30,2014-04-28 07:01:04
Aug 1, 2019 in Python by Jisha
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4 answers to this question.

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This code should work. You have to take the input from text file and separate the values based on commas (,). 

import pandas as pd

df = pd.read_csv("Demo.txt",delimiter=',')
df.to_csv('Demo1.csv')
answered Aug 1, 2019 by Ashish
Hi@ANAND,

When you read your dataset using pandas dataframe, it will automatically convert your dataset in rows and columns. So if your dataset doesn't have (,) then don't use delimiter function.
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If there is lots of raw data text file then you can automate that by using below given program:

import pandas as pd

x = str(input("Enter the txt format filename :"))
y = str(input("Enter the csv format filename to save :"))

df = pd.read_csv("{}".format(x),delimiter=",")
df.to_csv("{}".format(y))
answered Sep 21, 2020 by Archies singh
how do you do it without implementing special modules like pandas
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Steps to Convert Text File to CSV using Python

Step 1: Install the panda's package

If you haven’t already done so, install the pandas' package. You may use the following command to install the pandas package under Windows:

pip install pandas

Step 2: Capture the path where your text file is stored:

Next, capture the path where the text file is stored on your computer.

For example, I stored a text file (called Product_List) under the following path: C:\Users\Ron\Desktop\Test

Step 3: Convert the text file to CSV using Python

Finally, you may use the template below in order to facilitate the conversion of your text file to CSV:

import pandas as pd

read_file = pd.read_csv (r'Path where the Text file is stored\File name.txt')
read_file.to_csv (r'Path where the CSV will be saved\File name.csv', index=None)

For our example:

  • The path where the Text file is stored is: C:\Users\Ron\Desktop\Test\Product_List.txt
    • Where the file name is Product_List and the file extension is txt
  • The path where the CSV will be saved is: C:\Users\Ron\Desktop\Test\New_Products.csv
    • Where the new file name to be created is New_Products and the file extension is csv

So this is the complete code to convert the Text file to CSV for our example:

import pandas as pd

read_file = pd.read_csv (r'C:\Users\Ron\Desktop\Test\Product_List.txt')
read_file.to_csv (r'C:\Users\Ron\Desktop\Test\New_Products.csv', index=None)

Once you run the code (adjusted to your paths), you’ll get the CSV file at your specified location:

answered Dec 13, 2020 by Rajiv
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Python will read data from a text file and will create a data frame with rows equal to the number of lines present in the text file and columns equal to the number of fields present in a single line. See the below example for a better understanding.

Note: The first column in the data frame is indexing which is by default when a text file is read.

Once the data frame is created, we will store this data frame into a CSV file format using Dataframe.to_csv() Method.

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# importing panda library

import pandas as pd

  

# readinag given csv file

# and creating dataframe

dataframe1 = pd.read_csv("Edureka.txt")

  

# storing this dataframe in a csv file

dataframe1.to_csv('Edureka.csv', 

                  index = None)

answered Dec 13, 2020 by Gitika
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