How to Change Column Type (cast) in PySpark?

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In this post you will learn how to change the column type (cast) in PySpark.

Change column Type in PySpark –

Sometime you may want to change a column from one type to another. We can convert columns from one type to another by casting the column from one type to another.

Let’s read a dataset to work with. We will use the clothing store sales data.

from pyspark.sql import SparkSession
spark = SparkSession.builder.getOrCreate()

df ='csv').option('header','true').load('../data/clothing_store_sales.csv')

Let’s say that you want to change the Net Sales column from Floats to Integer.

df.withColumn("Net Sales Int", df['Net Sales'].cast("long")).show(5)

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