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Convert HTML table into CSV file in python

  • Difficulty Level : Medium
  • Last Updated : 21 Apr, 2020

CSV file is a Comma Separated Value file that uses a comma to separate values. CSV file is a useful thing in today’s world when we are talking about machine learning, data handling, and data visualization. In this article, we will discuss how to convert an HTML table into a CSV file.

Converting HTML Table into CSV file in Python

Example: Suppose HTML file looks like,

python-html-table-to-csv

HTML table can be converted to CSV file using BeautifulSoup and Pandas module of Python. These modules do not comes built-in with Python. To install them type the below command in the terminal.

pip install BeautifulSoup
pip install pandas

Python3 Code for converting the HTML table into CSV file




# Importing the required modules 
import os
import sys
import pandas as pd
from bs4 import BeautifulSoup
   
path = 'html.html'
   
# empty list
data = []
   
# for getting the header from
# the HTML file
list_header = []
soup = BeautifulSoup(open(path),'html.parser')
header = soup.find_all("table")[0].find("tr")
  
for items in header:
    try:
        list_header.append(items.get_text())
    except:
        continue
  
# for getting the data 
HTML_data = soup.find_all("table")[0].find_all("tr")[1:]
  
for element in HTML_data:
    sub_data = []
    for sub_element in element:
        try:
            sub_data.append(sub_element.get_text())
        except:
            continue
    data.append(sub_data)
  
# Storing the data into Pandas
# DataFrame 
dataFrame = pd.DataFrame(data = data, columns = list_header)
   
# Converting Pandas DataFrame
# into CSV file
dataFrame.to_csv('Geeks.csv')


Output:

python-html-to-csv




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