Reading a Delta table from ADLS Gen2 in Python

Johan á Rogvi-Hansen 106 Reputation points


I've created a Delta table in an ADLS Gen2 and need to load the locally using Python.

I've tried using this approach unsuccessfully: with the error "Could not find transaction logs in path <> Make sure you point to the root of a delta table" though it is the root that I am pointing to.

Do you know of any other methods? Note that I tried reading the .parquet file with pd.parquet_reader without issues.

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  1. PRADEEPCHEEKATLA-MSFT 78,986 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hello @Johan á Rogvi-Hansen ,

    Thanks for the question and using MS Q&A platform.

    From the error message it clearly says as the could not find the transaction logs in the path. To resolve the issue - make sure you point to the root of a delta table" though it is the root that I am pointing to.

    There are three common causes for this error message.

    Cause 1: You start the Delta streaming job, but before the streaming job starts processing, the underlying data is deleted.
    Cause 2: You perform updates to the Delta table, but the transaction files are not updated with the latest details.
    Cause 3: You attempt multi-cluster read or update operations on the same Delta table, resulting in a cluster referring to files on a cluster that was deleted and recreated.

    For more details, refer to A file referenced in the transaction log cannot be found.

    Hope this will help. Please let us know if any further queries.


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