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Why saving pyspark df always converting string field to number?

georgeyjy
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import pandas as pd

from pyspark.sql.types import StringType, IntegerType

from pyspark.sql.functions import col

 

save_path = os.path.join(base_path, stg_dir, "testCsvEncoding")

d = [{"code": "00034321"}, {"code": "55964445226"}]

df = pd.DataFrame(d)

spark_df = spark.createDataFrame(df)

spark_df.display()

field = "code"

spark_df = spark_df.withColumn(field, col(field).cast(StringType()))

spark_df.display()

spark_df.coalesce(1).write.mode('overwrite').format("csv").option("header", "true").option("encoding", "gbk").save(save_path)

 

 

example codes are as above, i am trying to convert pandas df to pyspark df, and then save data to a csv file, but somehow it always convert a string field to a number field in csv file as attached. Anyone can help?

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daniel_sahal
Esteemed Contributor

@georgeyjy 
Try opening the CSV as text editor. I bet that Excel is automatically trying to detect the schema of CSV thus it thinks that it's an integer.

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daniel_sahal
Esteemed Contributor

@georgeyjy 
Try opening the CSV as text editor. I bet that Excel is automatically trying to detect the schema of CSV thus it thinks that it's an integer.

Oh, that's it, i tried to open it in text editor and the result is correct.

Many thanks!

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