python requests xml to dict

Python Requests: XML to Dictionary Conversion

If you are working with XML data in Python and want to convert it into a dictionary format, the Requests library can come in handy. Here's how:

Step 1: Install Requests Library

If you don't have Requests library installed, you can install it using pip:

pip install requests

Step 2: Make a Request to XML API

Next, you need to make a request to the XML API using the Requests library. Here's an example:

import requests

response = requests.get('')
xml_data = response.content

Step 3: Convert XML to Dictionary

Now that you have the XML data, you can use the xmltodict library to convert it into a dictionary format. Here's how:

import xmltodict

dict_data = xmltodict.parse(xml_data)

The xmltodict.parse() function takes the XML data as input and returns a dictionary object.

Alternative Method: Using ElementTree Library

Another way to convert XML to dictionary is by using the ElementTree library. Here's how:

import requests
import xml.etree.ElementTree as ET

response = requests.get('')
xml_data = response.content

root = ET.fromstring(xml_data)
dict_data = {}

for child in root:
    dict_data[child.tag] = child.text

The ET.fromstring() function creates an Element object from the XML data, which can be used to traverse the XML tree and extract the data. In this example, we loop through all the child elements and extract their tag and text values into a dictionary.