Tables: Preview table data

Retrieve selected row data from a table.

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C#

Before trying this sample, follow the C# setup instructions in the BigQuery Quickstart Using Client Libraries. For more information, see the BigQuery C# API reference documentation.


using Google.Api.Gax;
using Google.Apis.Bigquery.v2.Data;
using Google.Cloud.BigQuery.V2;
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;

public class BigQueryBrowseTable
{
    public void BrowseTable(
        string projectId = "your-project-id"
    )
    {
        BigQueryClient client = BigQueryClient.Create(projectId);
        TableReference tableReference = new TableReference()
        {
            TableId = "shakespeare",
            DatasetId = "samples",
            ProjectId = "bigquery-public-data"
        };
        // Load all rows from a table
        PagedEnumerable<TableDataList, BigQueryRow> result = client.ListRows(
            tableReference: tableReference,
            schema: null
        );
        // Print the first 10 rows
        foreach (BigQueryRow row in result.Take(10))
        {
            Console.WriteLine($"{row["corpus"]}: {row["word_count"]}");
        }
    }
}

Go

Before trying this sample, follow the Go setup instructions in the BigQuery Quickstart Using Client Libraries. For more information, see the BigQuery Go API reference documentation.

import (
	"context"
	"fmt"
	"io"

	"cloud.google.com/go/bigquery"
	"google.golang.org/api/iterator"
)

// browseTable demonstrates reading data from a BigQuery table directly without the use of a query.
// For large tables, we also recommend the BigQuery Storage API.
func browseTable(w io.Writer, projectID, datasetID, tableID string) error {
	// projectID := "my-project-id"
	// datasetID := "mydataset"
	// tableID := "mytable"
	ctx := context.Background()
	client, err := bigquery.NewClient(ctx, projectID)
	if err != nil {
		return fmt.Errorf("bigquery.NewClient: %v", err)
	}
	defer client.Close()

	table := client.Dataset(datasetID).Table(tableID)
	it := table.Read(ctx)
	for {
		var row []bigquery.Value
		err := it.Next(&row)
		if err == iterator.Done {
			break
		}
		if err != nil {
			return err
		}
		fmt.Fprintln(w, row)
	}
	return nil
}

Java

Before trying this sample, follow the Java setup instructions in the BigQuery Quickstart Using Client Libraries. For more information, see the BigQuery Java API reference documentation.

import com.google.cloud.bigquery.BigQuery;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.BigQuery.TableDataListOption;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.BigQueryException;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.BigQueryOptions;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.TableId;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.TableResult;

// Sample to directly browse a table with optional paging
public class BrowseTable {

  public static void main(String[] args) {
    // TODO(developer): Replace these variables before running the sample.
    String table = "MY_TABLE_NAME";
    String dataset = "MY_DATASET_NAME";
    browseTable(dataset, table);
  }

  public static void browseTable(String dataset, String table) {
    try {
      // Initialize client that will be used to send requests. This client only needs to be created
      // once, and can be reused for multiple requests.
      BigQuery bigquery = BigQueryOptions.getDefaultInstance().getService();

      // Identify the table itself
      TableId tableId = TableId.of(dataset, table);

      // Page over 100 records. If you don't need pagination, remove the pageSize parameter.
      TableResult result = bigquery.listTableData(tableId, TableDataListOption.pageSize(100));

      // Print the records
      result
          .iterateAll()
          .forEach(
              row -> {
                row.forEach(fieldValue -> System.out.print(fieldValue.toString() + ", "));
                System.out.println();
              });

      System.out.println("Query ran successfully");
    } catch (BigQueryException e) {
      System.out.println("Query failed to run \n" + e.toString());
    }
  }
}

Node.js

Before trying this sample, follow the Node.js setup instructions in the BigQuery Quickstart Using Client Libraries. For more information, see the BigQuery Node.js API reference documentation.


// Import the Google Cloud client library and create a client
const {BigQuery} = require('@google-cloud/bigquery');
const bigquery = new BigQuery();

async function browseRows() {
  // Displays rows from "my_table" in "my_dataset".

  /**
   * TODO(developer): Uncomment the following lines before running the sample.
   */
  // const datasetId = "my_dataset";
  // const tableId = "my_table";

  // List rows in the table
  const [rows] = await bigquery
    .dataset(datasetId)
    .table(tableId)
    .getRows();

  console.log('Rows:');
  rows.forEach(row => console.log(row));
}

PHP

Before trying this sample, follow the PHP setup instructions in the BigQuery Quickstart Using Client Libraries. For more information, see the BigQuery PHP API reference documentation.

use Google\Cloud\BigQuery\BigQueryClient;

/** Uncomment and populate these variables in your code */
// $projectId = 'The Google project ID';
// $datasetId = 'The BigQuery dataset ID';
// $tableId   = 'The BigQuery table ID';
// $startIndex = 0;

$maxResults = 10;

$options = [
    'maxResults' => $maxResults,
    'startIndex' => $startIndex
];
$bigQuery = new BigQueryClient([
    'projectId' => $projectId,
]);
$dataset = $bigQuery->dataset($datasetId);
$table = $dataset->table($tableId);
$numRows = 0;
foreach ($table->rows($options) as $row) {
    print('---');
    foreach ($row as $column => $value) {
        printf('%s: %s' . PHP_EOL, $column, $value);
    }
    $numRows++;
}

Python

Before trying this sample, follow the Python setup instructions in the BigQuery Quickstart Using Client Libraries. For more information, see the BigQuery Python API reference documentation.


from google.cloud import bigquery

# Construct a BigQuery client object.
client = bigquery.Client()

# TODO(developer): Set table_id to the ID of the table to browse data rows.
# table_id = "your-project.your_dataset.your_table_name"

# Download all rows from a table.
rows_iter = client.list_rows(table_id)  # Make an API request.

# Iterate over rows to make the API requests to fetch row data.
rows = list(rows_iter)
print("Downloaded {} rows from table {}".format(len(rows), table_id))

# Download at most 10 rows.
rows_iter = client.list_rows(table_id, max_results=10)
rows = list(rows_iter)
print("Downloaded {} rows from table {}".format(len(rows), table_id))

# Specify selected fields to limit the results to certain columns.
table = client.get_table(table_id)  # Make an API request.
fields = table.schema[:2]  # First two columns.
rows_iter = client.list_rows(table_id, selected_fields=fields, max_results=10)
rows = list(rows_iter)
print("Selected {} columns from table {}.".format(len(rows_iter.schema), table_id))
print("Downloaded {} rows from table {}".format(len(rows), table_id))

# Print row data in tabular format.
rows = client.list_rows(table, max_results=10)
format_string = "{!s:<16} " * len(rows.schema)
field_names = [field.name for field in rows.schema]
print(format_string.format(*field_names))  # Prints column headers.
for row in rows:
    print(format_string.format(*row))  # Prints row data.