Before you begin

This page describes the steps you need to take to enable AutoML Tables for your project.

Before you can use AutoML Tables, you must enable it for your project.

Set up your project

  1. Sign in to your Google Cloud account. If you're new to Google Cloud, create an account to evaluate how our products perform in real-world scenarios. New customers also get $300 in free credits to run, test, and deploy workloads.
  2. In the Google Cloud Console, on the project selector page, select or create a Google Cloud project.

    Go to project selector

  3. Make sure that billing is enabled for your Cloud project. Learn how to confirm that billing is enabled for your project.

  4. Enable the AutoML, BigQuery, and Cloud Storage APIs.

    Enable the APIs

  5. In the Google Cloud Console, on the project selector page, select or create a Google Cloud project.

    Go to project selector

  6. Make sure that billing is enabled for your Cloud project. Learn how to confirm that billing is enabled for your project.

  7. Enable the AutoML, BigQuery, and Cloud Storage APIs.

    Enable the APIs

  8. Install the gcloud command line tool.
  9. Follow the instructions to create a service account and download a key file for that account.
  10. Set the GOOGLE_APPLICATION_CREDENTIALS environment variable to the path to the service account key file that you downloaded when you created the service account.
    export GOOGLE_APPLICATION_CREDENTIALS=key-file
  11. Set the PROJECT_ID environment variable to your Project ID.
    export PROJECT_ID=your-project-id
    The AutoML API calls and resource names include your Project ID in them. The PROJECT_ID environment variable provides a convenient way to specify the ID.
  12. If you are an owner for your project, add your service account to the AutoML Editor IAM role, replacing service-account-name with the name of your new service account. For example, service-account1@myproject.iam.gserviceaccount.com.
    gcloud auth login
    gcloud projects add-iam-policy-binding $PROJECT_ID \
       --member="serviceAccount:service-account-name" \
       --role="roles/automl.editor"
    
  13. Otherwise (if you are not a project owner), ask a project owner to add both your user ID and your service account to the AutoML Editor IAM role.

Understand current known issues

Before starting to work with AutoML Tables, you should understand the current known issues and how to avoid or recover from them.