How to Split a Single Text File into Lines using an API with Python

2 min readJul 26, 2022

There are numerous methods which can be employed for dividing a single text file into its component lines. To accomplish this operation using a cloud service, you can easily employ our Text splitter API with just a few lines of copy-and-paste code examples in Python. All you’ll need to use this service is a Cloudmersive API key, which can be obtained for free on our website and can be used to authenticate dozens of other utility API services. Below, I’ll walk you through how to structure an API call using the Python code provided code below.

Let’s kick things off by running the following command to install the Python SDK:

pip install cloudmersive-convert-api-client

After that, let’s include the following imports:

from __future__ import print_function
import time
import cloudmersive_convert_api_client
from import ApiException
from pprint import pprint

Following that, let’s include our API key in the below authorization snippet, and wrap up the process by calling the text splitting function:

# Configure API key authorization: Apikey
configuration = cloudmersive_convert_api_client.Configuration()
configuration.api_key['Apikey'] = 'YOUR_API_KEY'
# create an instance of the API class
api_instance = cloudmersive_convert_api_client.SplitDocumentApi(cloudmersive_convert_api_client.ApiClient(configuration))
input_file = '/path/to/inputfile' # file | Input file to perform the operation on.
# Split a single Text file (txt) into lines
api_response = api_instance.split_document_txt_by_line(input_file)
except ApiException as e:
print("Exception when calling SplitDocumentApi->split_document_txt_by_line: %s\n" % e)

All done. Check out more of our demo articles to see how else you can streamline your application/website with easy-to-use utility APIs.




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