csv.Error: iterator should return strings, not bytes

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Sample.csv contains the following:

NAME    Id   No  Dept
Tom     1    12   CS
Hendry  2    35   EC
Bahamas 3    21   IT
Frank   4    61   EE

And the Python file contains the following code:

import csv
ifile  = open("sample.csv", "rb")
read = csv.reader(ifile)
for row in read :
    print (row) 

When I run the above code in Python, I get the following exception:

File "csvformat.py", line 4, in for row in read : _csv.Error: iterator should return strings, not bytes (did you open the file in text mode?)

How can I fix it?

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Ken Zelotti

Milan | 2023-02-05

imp Python module is always a bit confusing 😭 csv.Error: iterator should return strings, not bytes is not the only problem I encountered. I am just not quite sure it is the best method

Xu Ungerschaft

Prague | 2023-02-05

Simply put and clear. Thank you for sharing. csv.Error: iterator should return strings, not bytes and other issues with Python functions was always my weak point 😁. Will use it in my bachelor thesis

Ken Lehnman

California | 2023-02-05

Maybe there are another answers? What csv.Error: iterator should return strings, not bytes exactly means?. I am just not quite sure it is the best method

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