[Solved] pyspark: ‘PipelinedRDD’ object is not iterable

I am getting this error but i do not know why.
Basically I am erroring from this code:

    a = data.mapPartitions(helper(locations))

where data is an RDD and my helper is defined as:

    def helper(iterator, locations): 
        for x in iterator:
            c = locations[x]
            yield c

(locations is just an array of data points)
I do not see what the problem is but I am also not the best at pyspark so can someone please tell me why I am getting ‘PipelinedRDD’ object is not iterable from this code?

Solution #1:

RDD can iterated by using map and lambda functions. I have iterated through Pipelined RDD using the below method

lines1 = sc.textFile("..file1.csv")
lines2 = sc.textFile("..file2.csv")

pairs1 = lines1.map(lambda s: (int(s), 'file1'))
pairs2 = lines2.map(lambda s: (int(s), 'file2'))

pair_result = pairs1.union(pairs2)

pair_result.reduceByKey(lambda a, b: a + ','+ b)

result = pair.map(lambda l: tuple(l[:1]) + tuple(l[1].split(',')))
result_ll = [list(elem) for elem in result]

===> result_ll = [list(elem) for elem in result]

TypeError: ‘PipelinedRDD’ object is not iterable

Instead of this I replaced the iteration using map function

result_ll = result.map( lambda elem: list(elem))

Hope this helps to modify your code accordingly

Solution #2:

I prefer the answer that said in another question with below link :
Can not access Pipelined Rdd in pyspark

You cannot iterate over an RDD, you need first to call an action to get your data back to the driver.
Quick sample:

`>>> test = sc.parallelize([1,2,3])
 >>> for i in test:
     ...    print i
     ... 
     Traceback (most recent call last):
     File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
     TypeError: 'RDD' object is not iterable`

but for example you can use ‘.collect()’

`>>> for i in test.collect():
     ...      print i
 1                                                                               
 2
 3`
Respondent: Mohammad Rahmati

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