February 26, 2013

Csv to Json with Powershell

In my current project I have got some .csf files with the requirement to import these files to my project as base data to use it as inmemory repository. A .csf file contains between 400 and 700 records.
 My first thought was to create a small helper class with the ability to import these files and export them as json to store them as resources in my project. After that, I would deserialize these with JSON.NET, a very fast library.

 Before I invest one hour ore more to write my import and export classes, I’ve googled for existing solutions for this task. I founded some websites like this with the ability to convert it online. But the best solution was these single line of code in powershell.

Get-Content -path $inputFile | ConvertFrom-Csv -Delimiter ';' | ConvertTo-Json | Out-File $outputFile

You can download the complete powershell script from my gist repository at github.


csv, powershell, and json