I have an example code below. I noticed that st.text_input for caching either doesn’t work properly or I am doing something incorrectly. Below I have an example of a function (printer) returning a hard coded string message, which is successfully cached and reappears after a refresh. While the 2nd function (printer2) saves the user input in the cache temporarily but it does not show the text input on the st.write after browser refresh like the first function (printer1) despite being very similar functions. The goal is that I want the user input to also be saved in the cache and displayed after refresh for my own personal app.
import streamlit as st import time @st.cache_data(experimental_allow_widgets=True) def printer(): st.write("Running") time.sleep(3) return 'Message' st.write(printer()) #after a refresh "Message" shows up successfully and cached @st.cache_data(experimental_allow_widgets=True) def printer2(): p = st.text_input(label='com') time.sleep(3) return p st.write(printer2()) #after a refresh, user text does not show up
Both functions should cache the strings and are shown after a browser refresh
Only the first function (printer), shows the string after a refresh, while the 2nd function (printer2) does not. Printer2 seems to cache the string initially but after refresh it disappears.
- Streamlit version: 1.24.0
- Python version: 3.10
- Using Conda? Yes. Anaconda Spyder
- OS version: MacOS Monterey 12.6.7
- Browser version: Mozilla 118.0.1 (64-bit)
notice the string “Message” still shows up but the user input “words” does not