Dynamically Renaming Columns in PySpark Using Regex: A Guide for Developers and Data Engineers

Dhruv Singhal
3 min readMay 22, 2023

Renaming columns in a PySpark DataFrame is a common operation in data processing tasks. While renaming columns with fixed names is straightforward, there are scenarios where you need to dynamically rename columns based on certain conditions or patterns using regular expressions (regex). This article will guide you through the process of dynamically renaming columns using PySpark and regex, using real-life examples and jokes to keep things interesting.

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Dhruv Singhal

Data engineer with expertise in PySpark, SQL, Flask. Skilled in Databricks, Snowflake, and Datafactory. Published articles. Passionate about tech and games.