Read Data from XML Files

Learn how to read data from the XML file format.

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XML file format

XML stands for Extensible Markup Language and is adapted from HTML. The XML format was specifically designed to create standardized ways to encode, store, and transport data for web data interchange.

XML is self-descriptive information wrapped in tags and designed to be human and machine-readable. The “Extensible” part of XML means that users can readily add tags to define their own data formats.

Read from XML files

We use the read_xml() function to read data from XML files, which helps to import the XML document into a pandas DataFrame. Let’s say we have the following XML file containing mock records of five banking customers:

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