Series.str.extractall(pat, flags=0)[source]

For each subject string in the Series, extract groups from all matches of regular expression pat. When each subject string in the Series has exactly one match, extractall(pat).xs(0, level=’match’) is the same as extract(pat).

New in version 0.18.0.

pat : str

Regular expression pattern with capturing groups.

flags : int, default 0 (no flags)

A re module flag, for example re.IGNORECASE. These allow to modify regular expression matching for things like case, spaces, etc. Multiple flags can be combined with the bitwise OR operator, for example re.IGNORECASE | re.MULTILINE.


A DataFrame with one row for each match, and one column for each group. Its rows have a MultiIndex with first levels that come from the subject Series. The last level is named ‘match’ and indexes the matches in each item of the Series. Any capture group names in regular expression pat will be used for column names; otherwise capture group numbers will be used.

See also

Returns first match only (not all matches).


A pattern with one group will return a DataFrame with one column. Indices with no matches will not appear in the result.

>>> s = pd.Series(["a1a2", "b1", "c1"], index=["A", "B", "C"])
>>> s.str.extractall(r"[ab](\d)")
A 0      1
  1      2
B 0      1

Capture group names are used for column names of the result.

>>> s.str.extractall(r"[ab](?P<digit>\d)")
A 0         1
  1         2
B 0         1

A pattern with two groups will return a DataFrame with two columns.

>>> s.str.extractall(r"(?P<letter>[ab])(?P<digit>\d)")
        letter digit
A 0          a     1
  1          a     2
B 0          b     1

Optional groups that do not match are NaN in the result.

>>> s.str.extractall(r"(?P<letter>[ab])?(?P<digit>\d)")
        letter digit
A 0          a     1
  1          a     2
B 0          b     1
C 0        NaN     1
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