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A simple Python command on Databricks selection = input("Enter value") doesn't create a window box to enter the value. Searching reasons on the User Interface or other?

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Hi, Chico:

In Databricks notebooks, input() function calls won't work as you might expect from running Python in other environments. Because Databricks notebooks are using Spark. They're not intended to interact with users in real-time, such as taking keyboard inputs.

There is alternative way: Databricks has a feature called "widgets". Widgets are interactive HTML forms that can be embedded within Databricks notebooks. Here is the example:

dbutils.widgets.text("inputs", '{"name":"Monica, "company":"Databricks"}')
inputs = dbutils.widgets.get("inputs")

Reference doc:


I should nave clarified: this a Pyspark environnment not just a Python one.

The issue relies in the cluster settings as taking an other one provides the expected outcome. What is sspecific in my initial cluter SFC ?


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