import pandas as pd

df_excl = pd.DataFrame({"id": ["12345"]})
df = pd.DataFrame({"id": ["12345", "67890"]})

result = df[[["id"]])]

Guess what’s the result of above snippet? Just a dataframe with “67890”? No, the result is

0  12345
1  67890

Why the “12345” has not been excluded? The reason is quite tricky: df_excl[["id"]] is a DataFrame but what we need in isin() is Series! So we shouldn’t use [[]] here, but []

The correct code should use df_excl["id"], as below:

result = df[["id"])]