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Output the rows of input_tensor to a queue for an input pipeline. (deprecated)

    input_tensor, element_shape=None, num_epochs=None, shuffle=True, seed=None,
    capacity=32, shared_name=None, summary_name=None, name=None, cancel_op=None


  • input_tensor: A tensor with the rows to produce. Must be at least one-dimensional. Must either have a fully-defined shape, or element_shape must be defined.
  • element_shape: (Optional.) A TensorShape representing the shape of a row of input_tensor, if it cannot be inferred.
  • num_epochs: (Optional.) An integer. If specified input_producer produces each row of input_tensor num_epochs times before generating an OutOfRange error. If not specified, input_producer can cycle through the rows of input_tensor an unlimited number of times.
  • shuffle: (Optional.) A boolean. If true, the rows are randomly shuffled within each epoch.
  • seed: (Optional.) An integer. The seed to use if shuffle is true.
  • capacity: (Optional.) The capacity of the queue to be used for buffering the input.
  • shared_name: (Optional.) If set, this queue will be shared under the given name across multiple sessions.
  • summary_name: (Optional.) If set, a scalar summary for the current queue size will be generated, using this name as part of the tag.
  • name: (Optional.) A name for queue.
  • cancel_op: (Optional.) Cancel op for the queue


A queue with the output rows. A QueueRunner for the queue is added to the current QUEUE_RUNNER collection of the current graph.


  • ValueError: If the shape of the input cannot be inferred from the arguments.
  • RuntimeError: If called with eager execution enabled.

Eager Compatibility

Input pipelines based on Queues are not supported when eager execution is enabled. Please use the API to ingest data under eager execution.