To use the BigQuery Data Transfer Service, you must complete the following steps as a project Owner:
- Create a project and enable the BigQuery API
- Enable the BigQuery Data Transfer Service
For more information on IAM roles, see Understanding roles in the IAM documentation.
Creating a project and enabling the BigQuery API
Before using the BigQuery Data Transfer Service, you must create a project and, in most cases, enable billing on that project. You can use an existing project with the BigQuery Data Transfer Service, or you can create a new one. If you are using an existing project, you may also need to enable the BigQuery API.
To create a project and enable the BigQuery API:
In the Google Cloud console, go to the project selector page.
Select or create a Google Cloud project.
Enable billing on your project for all transfers. You are billed $0 for free transfers.
Enabling billing is only required once per project, even if you are transferring data from multiple sources. Billing must also be enabled to query the data in BigQuery, after the data is transferred.
- BigQuery is automatically enabled in new projects.
To activate BigQuery in an existing project, enable the
Enable the BigQuery API
Enabling the BigQuery Data Transfer Service
Before you can create a transfer, you must enable the BigQuery Data Transfer Service. To enable the BigQuery Data Transfer Service, you must be granted the Owner role for your project.
To enable the BigQuery Data Transfer Service:
All users that will create transfers must be granted the
predefined IAM role. The
bigquery.admin role includes the
following BigQuery Data Transfer Service permissions:
bigquery.admin role also includes the
bigquery.datasets.update permission is required to write data
to the transfer's destination dataset.
To grant the
Open the IAM page in the console
Click Select a project.
Select a project and click Open.
Click Add to add new members to the project and set their permissions.
In the Add members dialog:
- For Members, enter the email address of the user or group.
- In the Select a role drop-down, click BigQuery > BigQuery Admin.
You can use the Google Cloud CLI to grant a user or group the
To add a single binding to your project's IAM policy, type
the following command. To add a user, supply the
--member flag in the
user:firstname.lastname@example.org. To add a group, supply the
in the format
gcloud projects add-iam-policy-binding project_id \ --member principal:address \ --role roles/bigquery.admin
- project_id is your project ID.
- principal is either
- address is the user or group's email address.
gcloud projects add-iam-policy-binding myproject \ --member group:email@example.com \ --role roles/bigquery.admin
The command outputs the updated policy:
bindings: - members: - group:firstname.lastname@example.org role: roles/bigquery.admin
For more information on IAM roles in BigQuery, see Predefined roles and permissions.
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