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From Alan Featherston Lago <>
Subject [PySpark SQL] sql function to_date and to_timestamp return the same data type
Date Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:00:33 GMT
I'm a pretty new user of spark and I've run into this issue with the
pyspark docs:

The functions pyspark.sql.functions.to_date &&
pyspark.sql.functions.to_timestamp behave in the same way. As in both
functions convert a Column of pyspark.sql.types.StringType or
pyspark.sql.types.TimestampType into pyspark.sql.types.DateType.

Shouldn't the function `to_timestmap` return
Also the to_timestamp docs say that "By default, it follows casting rules
to pyspark.sql.types.TimestampType if the format is omitted (equivalent to
col.cast("timestamp")). ", which doesn't seem to be right ie:

to_timestamp(current_timestamp()) <> current_timestamp().cast("timestamp")

This is wrong right? or am I missing something? (is this due to the
underlying jvm data types?)


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