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How to convert JSON to Text file using .NET Cloud SDK.

In the landscape of dynamic data management, the need to convert JSON to a TXT text file using the .NET REST API stands as a crucial imperative. Indeed, JSON is renowned for its versatility in representing structured data, often requires translation into a text file format to facilitate seamless storage, retrieval, and sharing. This conversion is also pivotal in bridging the gap between the dynamic, web-based nature of JSON and the simplicity and readability offered by text files. This article embarks on an exploration of achieving this conversion using .NET REST API.

.NET REST API for JSON to Text Conversion

Aspose.Cells Cloud SDK for .NET is a powerful API primarily designed for Excel-related operations. It not only supports the conversion of JSON to a text file, but you can perform various Excel file manipulation tasks such as, create, edit, and format Excel worksheets, import/export data, apply cell formatting, and perform formula calculations.

In order to leverage the capabilities of this SDK in .NET application, first we need to search Aspose.Cells-Cloud in NuGet packages manager and click the Add Package button. Secondly, obtain your client credentials from cloud dashboard. If you do not have an existing account, simply create a free account by following the instructions specified in the quick start article.

Convert JSON to TXT in C# .NET

This section explains the required details on converting JSON to TXT format using C# .NET.

CellsApi cellsInstance = new CellsApi(clientID, clientSecret);

Firstly, create an object of CellsApi class where we pass client credentials as arguments.

cellsInstance.UploadFile("sourceFile.json", file);

Upload the input JSON file to the cloud storage.

cellsInstance.CellsWorkbookGetWorkbook("sourceFile.json", format: "TXT", isAutoFit: true, outPath: resultant_file);

Finally, call the API to convert JSON to Excel. After successful conversion, the resultant Excel workbook is stored in cloud storage.

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Preview of JSON to Text file conversion.

The input JSON and the resultant Text file generated above can be downloaded from:

JSON to Text File using cURL Commands

Alternatively, you may also utilize the cURL commands to interact with the API and transform JSON to Text files. We understand that the cURL commands serve as an efficient bridge, seamlessly connecting your application to the powerful capabilities of Aspose.Cells Cloud. Apart from integration of Aspose.Cells Cloud into various development environments, this approach also ensures a consistent and reliable process for transforming JSON data into plan text files.

The first step in this approach is to generate a JWT access token using the following command:

curl -v "" \
 -X POST \
 -d "grant_type=client_credentials&client_id=921363a8-b195-426c-85f7-7d458b112383&client_secret=2bf81fca2f3ca1790e405c904b94d233" \
 -H "Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded" \
 -H "Accept: application/json"

Now, please execute the following command to export JSON to Text file. Please note that the following request method requires the input JSON file to be already available in cloud storage.

curl -v "{sourceFile}?format=TXT&isAutoFit=true&onlySaveTable=true&outPath={output}&checkExcelRestriction=true" \
-X GET \
-H  "accept: application/json" \
-H  "authorization: Bearer {accessToken}" \
-d {}

Replace sourceFile with the name of input JSON file available in Cloud storage, output with the name of resultant Text file to be generated and accessToken with a JWT access token generated above.


In conclusion, the task of converting JSON to a text file unfolds as a dynamic endeavor, demanding careful consideration of available tools and approaches. This nuanced strategy underscores the importance of adaptability in the ever-evolving landscape of data manipulation. So try using the REST API, as it ensures efficiency and precision in data processing workflows.

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