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tf.compat.v1.convert_to_tensor_or_sparse_tensor

Converts value to a SparseTensor or Tensor.

value A SparseTensor, SparseTensorValue, or an object whose type has a registered Tensor conversion function.
dtype Optional element type for the returned tensor. If missing, the type is inferred from the type of value.
name Optional name to use if a new Tensor is created.

A SparseTensor or Tensor based on value.

RuntimeError If result type is incompatible with dtype.