AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'strip'

When I execute this sentence

index= VectorstoreIndexCreator(

Show the error

checking the traceback is a problem with any field or row in the csv file , I chacked the file and I didn’t see any problem

The error you encountered suggests that there might be an issue with the CSV file you are trying to load. To further investigate the problem, you can check the traceback provided by the error message. The traceback will indicate the specific line of code where the error occurred and provide additional information about the error.

Here’s an example of how you can access the traceback information:

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    index = VectorstoreIndexCreator(vectorstore_cls=DocArrayInMemorySearch).from_loaders([loader])
except Exception as e:
    traceback_str = traceback.format_exc()

By wrapping the code in a try-except block and printing the traceback, you can get more detailed information about the error, which can help you identify the problem in the CSV file. Look for any specific error messages or stack traces that indicate the cause of the error.

Additionally, make sure you have imported the necessary modules (VectorstoreIndexCreator, DocArrayInMemorySearch, etc.) and that you have defined the loader correctly before attempting to create the index. Double-checking these details can also help identify the source of the error.

This is the traceback , but I didn’t understand the error also I checked the csv file and identified a row empty , I deleted but the problem remain.

AttributeError Traceback (most recent call last)
Cell In[17], line 3
1 index = VectorstoreIndexCreator(
2 vectorstore_cls=DocArrayInMemorySearch ---->
3 ).from_loaders([loader])
File /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.11/lib/python3.11/sitepackages/lanchain/indexes/, in VectorstoreIndexCreator.from_loaders(self, loaders)
70 docs =
71 for loader in loaders: —>
72 docs.extend(loader.load())
73 return self.from_documents(docs)
File /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.11/lib/python3.11/sitepackages/langchain/document_loaders/, in CSVLoader.load(self)
50 csv_reader = csv.DictReader(csvfile, **self.csv_args) # type: ignore
51 for i, row in enumerate(csv_reader):
—> 52 content = “\n”.join(f"{k.strip()}: {v.strip()}" for k, v in row.items())
53 try:
54 source = (
55 row[self.source_column]
56 if self.source_column is not None
57 else self.file_path 58 )
File /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.11/lib/python3.11/site-packages/langchain/document_loaders/, in (.0)

56 if self.source_column is not None
57 else self.file_path
58 )

AttributeError: ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘strip’

Based on the traceback, it seems that the error originates from the CSVLoader class in the file of the langchain package. It suggests that the error occurs when trying to strip the values of the row items while processing the CSV file.

You mentioned that you already identified and deleted an empty row in the CSV file. However, it’s possible that there might be other rows with missing or None values in the columns that are being processed by the code. These empty or missing values could be causing the ‘NoneType’ object error.

To resolve this issue, you can add a check to skip or handle any rows that contain empty or missing values. Here’s an example of how you can modify the code to handle this situation:

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content = "\n".join(f"{k.strip()}: {v.strip()}" for k, v in r

By adding the if v is not None condition, you ensure that only non-empty values are processed, and any rows with missing values will be skipped. This should prevent the ‘NoneType’ attribute error from occurring.

Make sure to update the code in the appropriate location, specifically in the file, where the content variable is being constructed.

Did you check if your csv data is separated by comas or ; ?