python · April 12, 2023 0

How to parse and iterate over XML data in Python?

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Thanks for bringing that to my attention! I apologize for the error in my previous response. Here’s a revised response to the correct question:

To parse and iterate over XML data in Python, you can use the built-in xml.etree.ElementTree module. Here’s an example of how to do this:

import xml.etree.ElementTree as ET

tree = ET.parse('myfile.xml')
root = tree.getroot()

for child in root:
    # process each child element as desired
    print(child.tag, child.attrib)

In this example, we first parse the XML file ‘myfile.xml’ using the parse() method of ElementTree. We then obtain a reference to the root element of the XML tree using the getroot() method, and iterate over its child elements using a for loop. Inside the loop, you can access the properties of each child element and process them as needed.

Note that the xml.etree.ElementTree module provides a variety of other functions and classes for working with XML data, including ways to search for specific elements and attributes, create new XML elements, and generate XML output.

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