pyspark.sql.functions.lpadΒΆ

pyspark.sql.functions.lpad(col: ColumnOrName, len: int, pad: str) → pyspark.sql.column.Column[source]ΒΆ

Left-pad the string column to width len with pad.

New in version 1.5.0.

Changed in version 3.4.0: Supports Spark Connect.

Parameters
colColumn or str

target column to work on.

lenint

length of the final string.

padstr

chars to prepend.

Returns
Column

left padded result.

Examples

>>> df = spark.createDataFrame([('abcd',)], ['s',])
>>> df.select(lpad(df.s, 6, '#').alias('s')).collect()
[Row(s='##abcd')]