JSON to XLS: Working with Large Scale Data and a Variety of Data Formats

When working with a variety of data formats JSON to XLS is a great solution. JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) is an open-standard format that stores a lot of information within a nest or array, creating an organized and easy-to-access collection of data. XLS, or Excel, is a considerably less complex format, with rows and columns instead of nests and arrays. Undeniably, these two formats are very different and the data is not very easy to convert from one format to the other.

Converting JSON data to an XLS format means un-nesting the JSON structure and force fitting the data into Excel. This can be a difficult process, for one, but also inherently unnatural. Converting JSON to XLS requires users to unnest the JSON structure into several columns, yet it is also possible that the users may want to unnest that structure further while now contained in a single row. In that sense, JSON to XLS can be extremely limiting.