DataFrameWriter.orc(path, mode=None, partitionBy=None, compression=None)[source]

Saves the content of the DataFrame in ORC format at the specified path.

New in version 1.5.0.


the path in any Hadoop supported file system

modestr, optional

specifies the behavior of the save operation when data already exists.

  • append: Append contents of this DataFrame to existing data.

  • overwrite: Overwrite existing data.

  • ignore: Silently ignore this operation if data already exists.

  • error or errorifexists (default case): Throw an exception if data already exists.

partitionBystr or list, optional

names of partitioning columns

compressionstr, optional

compression codec to use when saving to file. This can be one of the known case-insensitive shorten names (none, snappy, zlib, and lzo). This will override orc.compress and spark.sql.orc.compression.codec. If None is set, it uses the value specified in spark.sql.orc.compression.codec.


>>> orc_df ='python/test_support/sql/orc_partitioned')
>>> orc_df.write.orc(os.path.join(tempfile.mkdtemp(), 'data'))