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Mastering Apache Spark by Mike Frampton

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Databricks tables

The Databricks Tables menu option allows you store your data in a tabular form with an associated schema. The Tables menu option allows you to both create a table, and refresh your tables list, as the following screenshot shows:

Databricks tables

Data import

You can create tables via data import, and specify the table structure, at the same time, in terms of column names and types. If the data that is being imported has a header, then the column names can be taken from that, although all the column types are assumed to be strings. The following screenshot shows a concatenated view of the data import options and form, available when creating a table. ...

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