Solution 1 :

I believe you meant to open the file first and then read it into data_processed.

with open("C:\Users\me\Documents\myfile.json") as fp:
    data_processed = json.load(fp)

Problem :

I have a .json file with keys such as “URL”, “text” (which is very long), “abstract”, “author”, “image” etc. I want to construct an HTML table in Python with all these values, except for the text. I tried it with json2html in these two ways (it worked only for very small examples):

import json
data_processed = json.loads('C:\Users\me\Documents\myfile.json')
formatted_table = json2html.convert(json = data_processed)

But it throws the error:

JSONDecodeError                           Traceback (most recent call last)
<ipython-input-15-b8f0fd5ea78d> in <module>
      1 import json
----> 2 data_processed = json.loads('C:\Users\me\Documents\myfile.json')
      3 formatted_table = json2html.convert(json = data_processed)

~Anaconda3libjson__init__.py in loads(s, encoding, cls, object_hook, parse_float, parse_int, parse_constant, object_pairs_hook, **kw)
    346             parse_int is None and parse_float is None and
    347             parse_constant is None and object_pairs_hook is None and not kw):
--> 348         return _default_decoder.decode(s)
    349     if cls is None:
    350         cls = JSONDecoder

~Anaconda3libjsondecoder.py in decode(self, s, _w)
    335 
    336         """
--> 337         obj, end = self.raw_decode(s, idx=_w(s, 0).end())
    338         end = _w(s, end).end()
    339         if end != len(s):

~Anaconda3libjsondecoder.py in raw_decode(self, s, idx)
    353             obj, end = self.scan_once(s, idx)
    354         except StopIteration as err:
--> 355             raise JSONDecodeError("Expecting value", s, err.value) from None
    356         return obj, end

JSONDecodeError: Expecting value: line 1 column 1 (char 0)

The other way was:

from json2html import *
input2 = {
        "name": "something",
        "description": "some description"
}
json2html.convert(json = input2)

But I don’t know how to import my file instead of this dictionary.

Comments

Comment posted by Klaus D.

You are trying to parse the filename as the JSON.

Comment posted by a0142204

Thank you, it worked! Is it possible to delete the “text” column when generating the table? I knew it was possible with OpenJSON in SQL Server, but how does it work in Python?

Comment posted by Abhishek

To delete the column you can just delete the key text for all elements, by doing something like this

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