Copy a table

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Copy a table with customer-managed encryption keys.

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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 (


// copyTableWithCMEK demonstrates creating a copy of a table and ensuring the copied data is
// protected with a customer managed encryption key.
func copyTableWithCMEK(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: %w", err)
	defer client.Close()

	srcTable := client.DatasetInProject("bigquery-public-data", "samples").Table("shakespeare")
	copier := client.Dataset(datasetID).Table(tableID).CopierFrom(srcTable)
	copier.DestinationEncryptionConfig = &bigquery.EncryptionConfig{
		// TODO: Replace this key with a key you have created in Cloud KMS.
		KMSKeyName: "projects/cloud-samples-tests/locations/us-central1/keyRings/test/cryptoKeys/test",
	job, err := copier.Run(ctx)
	if err != nil {
		return err
	status, err := job.Wait(ctx)
	if err != nil {
		return err
	if err := status.Err(); err != nil {
		return err
	return nil


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.


// Sample to copy a cmek table
public class CopyTableCmek {

  public static void main(String[] args) {
    // TODO(developer): Replace these variables before running the sample.
    String destinationDatasetName = "MY_DESTINATION_DATASET_NAME";
    String destinationTableId = "MY_DESTINATION_TABLE_NAME";
    String sourceDatasetName = "MY_SOURCE_DATASET_NAME";
    String sourceTableId = "MY_SOURCE_TABLE_NAME";
    String kmsKeyName = "MY_KMS_KEY_NAME";
    EncryptionConfiguration encryption =
        sourceDatasetName, sourceTableId, destinationDatasetName, destinationTableId, encryption);

  public static void copyTableCmek(
      String sourceDatasetName,
      String sourceTableId,
      String destinationDatasetName,
      String destinationTableId,
      EncryptionConfiguration encryption) {
    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();

      TableId sourceTable = TableId.of(sourceDatasetName, sourceTableId);
      TableId destinationTable = TableId.of(destinationDatasetName, destinationTableId);

      // For more information on CopyJobConfiguration see:
      CopyJobConfiguration configuration =
          CopyJobConfiguration.newBuilder(destinationTable, sourceTable)

      // For more information on Job see:
      Job job = bigquery.create(JobInfo.of(configuration));

      // Blocks until this job completes its execution, either failing or succeeding.
      Job completedJob = job.waitFor();
      if (completedJob == null) {
        System.out.println("Job not executed since it no longer exists.");
      } else if (completedJob.getStatus().getError() != null) {
            "BigQuery was unable to copy table due to an error: \n" + job.getStatus().getError());
      System.out.println("Table cmek copied successfully.");
    } catch (BigQueryException | InterruptedException e) {
      System.out.println("Table cmek copying job was interrupted. \n" + e.toString());


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 import bigquery

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

# TODO(developer): Set dest_table_id to the ID of the destination table.
# dest_table_id = "your-project.your_dataset.your_table_name"

# TODO(developer): Set orig_table_id to the ID of the original table.
# orig_table_id = "your-project.your_dataset.your_table_name"

# Set the encryption key to use for the destination.
# TODO(developer): Replace this key with a key you have created in KMS.
# kms_key_name = "projects/{}/locations/{}/keyRings/{}/cryptoKeys/{}".format(
#     your-project, location, your-ring, your-key
# )

job_config = bigquery.CopyJobConfig(
job = client.copy_table(orig_table_id, dest_table_id, job_config=job_config)
job.result()  # Wait for the job to complete.

dest_table = client.get_table(dest_table_id)  # Make an API request.
if dest_table.encryption_configuration.kms_key_name == kms_key_name:
    print("A copy of the table created")

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