BigQuery Jobs

Jobs are actions that you construct and that BigQuery executes on your behalf to load data, export data, query data, or copy data.

Because jobs can potentially take a long time to complete, they execute asynchronously and can be polled for their status. Shorter actions, such as listing resources or getting metadata are not managed by a job resource.

When you perform actions in the web UI or CLI, a job resource is automatically created and run. When you use the API, you start a job by calling the jobs.insert method using a unique job ID that is generated by your client code.

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