DataFrame constructor not properly called error

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I am new to using the Python language and am co facing problem in creating the Dataframe in the format of key and value i.e.

data = [{'key':'\[GlobalProgramSizeInThousands\]','value':'1000'},]


Here is my code:

columnsss = ['key','value']; 
query = "select * from bparst_tags where tag_type = 1 "; 
result = database.cursor(db.cursors.DictCursor); 
result.execute(query); 
result_set = result.fetchall(); 
data = "["; 
for row in result_set: 
`row["tag_expression"]`) 
      data += "{'value': %s , 'key': %s }," % ( `row["tag_expression"]`, `row["tag_name"]` ) data += "]"
; 
df = DataFrame(data , columns=columnsss);

But when I pass the data in DataFrame it shows me

pandas.core.common.PandasError: DataFrame constructor not properly called!

while if I print the data and assign the same value to the data variable then it works.

Feb 22 in Python by Rahul
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1 answer to this question.

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You are providing a string representation of a dict to the DataFrame constructor, and not a dict itself. So this is the reason you get that error.

So if you want to use your code, you could do:

df = DataFrame(eval(data))

But better would be to not create the string in the first place, but directly putting it in a dict. Something roughly like:

data = [] 
for row in result_set: 
    data.append({'value': row["tag_expression"], 'key': row["tag_name"]})

But probably even this is not needed, as depending on what is exactly in your result_set you could probably provide this directly to a DataFrame: DataFrame(result_set) or even use the pandas read_sql_query function to do this for you 

answered Feb 22 by Aditya
• 7,280 points

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