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I have a DataFrame with Timestamp column, which i need to convert as Date format.

Is there any Spark SQL functions available for this?

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You can just simply cast the column to date by following the code given below:


import org.apache.spark.sql.types.DateType

val newDF = df.withColumn("dateColumn", df("timestampColumn").cast(DateType))


df = df.withColumn('dateColumn', df['timestampColumn'].cast('date'))

Note:This solution uses functions available as part of the Spark SQL package, but it doesn't use the SQL language, instead it uses the robust DataFrame API, with SQL-like functions. It doesn’t use less reliable strings with actual SQL queries.

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