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Specifying a dataframe’s timezone to ensure .push() yields matching timestamps between Workbench and source dataframe

Emilio Conde

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Timezone mismatches can oftentimes arise when using the .push() function with a dataframe. To ensure the dataframe’s timezone matches with the source workbench, we can use pandas tz_localize() function. See an example of encountering and addressing this issue while pushing a csv dataset into workbench below.


Step 1:

Complete imports

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Step 2:

Load in csv file as a dataframe. When you want to push data, it must have an index with a datetime data type. That's why we used the parse_dates and index_col arguments for Pandas.read_csv(). Note my csv file’s date/time column is named TIME(unitless), hence the arguments within parse_dates and index_col.

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*** Note the dates in Out[5] all are -06:00***


If I simply moved forward to .push(), I’d see the following results:

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The original data’s dates are not properly aligned with my worksheet, which is in US/Eastern. Instead, I should use the tz_localize() function on my index before pushing. See Step 3.


Step 3:

Use the tz_localize() function on your index to first remove any native timezone from the dataframe, then again to assign the timezone of interest to the dataframe. 

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*** Note the dates in Out[8] now are all -04:00***


Finally, I can proceed to push the data into Seeq. You can now see that the timestamps of my data in workbench matches with their original timestamps.

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