Table.load_csv(path, /, *, columns={}, separator=',', encoding='utf-8', process_quotes=True, array_separator=None, date_patterns={}, client_side_encryption=None, **kwargs)#

Load a CSV into this scenario.

  • path (Path | str) –

    The path to the CSV file to load.

    .gz, .tar.gz and .zip files containing compressed CSV(s) are also supported.

    The path can also be a glob pattern (e.g. path/to/directory/**.*.csv).

  • columns (Mapping[str, str]) – Mapping from file column names to table column names. When the mapping is not empty, columns of the file absent from the mapping keys will not be loaded. Other parameters accepting column names expect to be passed table column names (i.e. values of this mapping) and not file column names.

  • separator (str | None) –

    The character separating the values of each line.

    If None, the separator will be inferred in a preliminary partial read.

  • encoding (str) – The encoding to use to read the CSV.

  • process_quotes (bool | None) –

    Whether double quotes should be processed to follow the official CSV specification:

    • True:

      Each field may or may not be enclosed in double quotes (however some programs, such as Microsoft Excel, do not use double quotes at all). If fields are not enclosed with double quotes, then double quotes may not appear inside the fields.

      • A double quote appearing inside a field must be escaped by preceding it with another double quote.

      • Fields containing line breaks, double quotes, and commas should be enclosed in double-quotes.

    • False: all double-quotes within a field will be treated as any regular character, following Excel’s behavior. In this mode, it is expected that fields are not enclosed in double quotes. It is also not possible to have a line break inside a field.

    • None: the behavior will be inferred in a preliminary partial read.

  • array_separator (str | None) –

    The character separating array elements.

    If not None, any field containing this separator will be parsed as an array.

  • date_patterns (Mapping[str, str]) – A column name to date pattern mapping that can be used when the built-in date parsers fail to recognize the formatted dates in the passed files.

  • client_side_encryption (ClientSideEncryptionConfig | None) – The client side encryption configuration to use when loading data.

See also

read_csv() for examples.