sql against dataframe

arkiboys 9,686 Reputation points

I have a dataframe which I am querying using pyspark. in azure databricks
How is it possible to query this dataframe using sql?
Thank you

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  1. KranthiPakala-MSFT 46,442 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hello @arkiboys ,

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

    In order to run SQL queries on Data frame, first we need to convert them to temporary tables in our spark session as shown in below example. (*Please note that these tables are defined for current session only and will be deleted once Spark session is expired. *)


    Once you have your temporary table created for your data frame, you can use SQL queries as shown below:



    Here is the referenced article where a detailed explanation is provided by a community volunteer: Running SQL queries on Spark DataFrames
    Here is another helpful document: Run SQL queries on DataFrames

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


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