valueerror: expected object or value – Python Pandas


When reading JSON as pandas dataframe, we sometimes get the valueerror: expected object or value. The primary reasons for this error are –

  • JSON file path is not correct.
  • Error in JSON format.

So, first of all check if your file path is correct. Pandas can accept any valid file path including the URLs like http(s), ftp, s3 etc. You can use the local paths like – file:///C:/Users/akash/Downloads/myfile.json.

import pandas as pd
data= pd.read_json('file:///C:/Users/akash/Downloads/myfile.json')

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