user3447653 user3447653 - 6 months ago 25
JSON Question

Convert pandas dataframe to json format

I have a pandas dataframe with two columns – one with file name and the hour in which it was generated.

File Hour

F1 1
F1 2
F2 1
F3 1

I am trying to convert it to a json file with the following format:


When I use the command dataframe.to_json(orient = “records”), I get the records in the below format:


Just wondering whether there is an option to get the json file in the desired format. Any help would be appreciated.


The output that you get after DF.to_json is a string. So, you can simply slice it according to your requirement and remove the commas from it too.

out = df.to_json(orient='records')[1:-1].replace('},{', '} {')

To write the output to a text file, you could do:

with open('file_name.txt', 'w') as f: