tf.get_session_tensor(handle, dtype, name=None)

tf.get_session_tensor(handle, dtype, name=None)

See the guide: Tensor Handle Operations > Tensor Handle Operations

Get the tensor of type dtype by feeding a tensor handle.

This is EXPERIMENTAL and subject to change.

Get the value of the tensor from a tensor handle. The tensor is produced in a previous run() and stored in the state of the session.


  • handle: The string representation of a persistent tensor handle.
  • dtype: The type of the output tensor.
  • name: Optional name prefix for the return tensor.


A pair of tensors. The first is a placeholder for feeding a tensor handle and the second is the tensor in the session state keyed by the tensor handle.


c = tf.multiply(a, b)
h = tf.get_session_handle(c)
h =

p, a = tf.get_session_tensor(h.handle, tf.float32)
b = tf.multiply(a, 10)
c =, feed_dict={p: h.handle})

Defined in tensorflow/python/ops/