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Sometime it is necessary to pass environment variables to Spark executors. To pass environment variable to executors, use setExecutorEnv function of SparkConf class.

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In the following code snippet, an environment variable name ENV_NAME is set up with value as 'ENV_Value'.

from pyspark import SparkConf
from pyspark.sql import SparkSession

appName = "Python Example - Pass Environment Variable to Executors"
master = 'yarn'

# Create Spark session
conf = SparkConf().setMaster(master).setAppName(
    appName).setExecutorEnv('ENV_NAME', 'ENV_Value')

spark = SparkSession.builder.config(conf=conf) \
    .getOrCreate()
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