Catalog.createExternalTable(tableName, path=None, source=None, schema=None, **options)[source]

Creates a table based on the dataset in a data source.

It returns the DataFrame associated with the external table.

The data source is specified by the source and a set of options. If source is not specified, the default data source configured by spark.sql.sources.default will be used.

Optionally, a schema can be provided as the schema of the returned DataFrame and created external table.

New in version 2.0.0.