Renaming dataframe column name

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I have a dataframe df_one, df_two like below:

df_one.show()

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|Column_Name|
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|NAME       |
|ID         | 
|COUNTRY    |
-------------

df_two.show()

-------------   
|_c0|_c1|_c2|
-------------
|AAA|001|US |
|BBB|002|UK |
|CCC|003|IN |
|DDD|004|FR |
-------------

I am trying to rename the column of dataframe df_two like below:

------------- ----  
|NAME|ID |COUNTRY|
------------------
|AAA |001| US    |
|BBB |002| UK    |
|CCC |003| IN    |
|DDD |004| FR    |
------------------

for time being i created seq and getting the above result

val newColumn = Seq("NAME", "ID", "COUNTRY")
val df = df_two.toDF(newColumn:_*)

But now I have to read column(Column_Name) from df_one and rename the column name of dataframe df_two respectively.

I also tried to read the column value from df_one but its returning Seq[Any] and i need Seq[String] .

guide me with some code here ..

2 Answers

0
T Burgis On

Try:

df_two.columns = df_one['Column_Name']
1
Leo C On

Here's a solution in Scala.

Since df_one is a small dataset (even if total number of columns is in thousands), one can collect the DataFrame as an Array. Now, collect-ing the DataFrame would result in an Array of Rows:

df_one.collect
// res1: Array[org.apache.spark.sql.Row] = Array([NAME], [ID], [COUNTRY])

To unwrap the Rows (of a single String), simply apply Row method getString:

df_one.collect.map(_.getString(0))
// res2: Array[String] = Array(NAME, ID, COUNTRY)

Putting it altogether:

val df_one = Seq(
  "NAME", "ID", "COUNTRY"
).toDF("Column_Name")

val df_two = Seq(
  ("AAA", "001", "US"),
  ("BBB", "002", "UK"),
  ("CCC", "003", "IN"),
  ("DDD", "004", "FR")
).toDF("_c0", "_c1", "_c2")

val colNames = df_one.collect.map(_.getString(0))

df_two.toDF(colNames: _*).show
// +----+---+-------+
// |NAME| ID|COUNTRY|
// +----+---+-------+
// | AAA|001|     US|
// | BBB|002|     UK|
// | CCC|003|     IN|
// | DDD|004|     FR|
// +----+---+-------+