Tables: Create clustered table

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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"
	"time"

	"cloud.google.com/go/bigquery"
)

// createTableClustered demonstrates creating a BigQuery table with advanced properties like
// partitioning and clustering features.
func createTableClustered(projectID, datasetID, tableID string) error {
	// projectID := "my-project-id"
	// datasetID := "mydatasetid"
	// tableID := "mytableid"
	ctx := context.Background()

	client, err := bigquery.NewClient(ctx, projectID)
	if err != nil {
		return fmt.Errorf("bigquery.NewClient: %v", err)
	}
	defer client.Close()

	sampleSchema := bigquery.Schema{
		{Name: "timestamp", Type: bigquery.TimestampFieldType},
		{Name: "origin", Type: bigquery.StringFieldType},
		{Name: "destination", Type: bigquery.StringFieldType},
		{Name: "amount", Type: bigquery.NumericFieldType},
	}
	metaData := &bigquery.TableMetadata{
		Schema: sampleSchema,
		TimePartitioning: &bigquery.TimePartitioning{
			Field:      "timestamp",
			Expiration: 90 * 24 * time.Hour,
		},
		Clustering: &bigquery.Clustering{
			Fields: []string{"origin", "destination"},
		},
	}
	tableRef := client.Dataset(datasetID).Table(tableID)
	if err := tableRef.Create(ctx, metaData); err != nil {
		return err
	}
	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.BigQueryException;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.BigQueryOptions;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.Clustering;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.Field;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.Schema;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.StandardSQLTypeName;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.StandardTableDefinition;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.TableId;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.TableInfo;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.TimePartitioning;
import com.google.common.collect.ImmutableList;
import java.util.List;

public class CreateClusteredTable {
  public static void main(String[] args) {
    // TODO(developer): Replace these variables before running the sample.
    String datasetName = "MY_DATASET_NAME";
    String tableName = "MY_TABLE_NAME";
    Schema schema =
        Schema.of(
            Field.of("name", StandardSQLTypeName.STRING),
            Field.of("post_abbr", StandardSQLTypeName.STRING),
            Field.of("date", StandardSQLTypeName.DATE));
    createClusteredTable(datasetName, tableName, schema, ImmutableList.of("name", "post_abbr"));
  }

  public static void createClusteredTable(
      String datasetName, String tableName, Schema schema, List<String> clusteringFields) {
    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 tableId = TableId.of(datasetName, tableName);

      TimePartitioning partitioning = TimePartitioning.of(TimePartitioning.Type.DAY);
      // Clustering fields will be consisted of fields mentioned in the schema.
      // BigQuery supports clustering for both partitioned and non-partitioned tables.
      Clustering clustering = Clustering.newBuilder().setFields(clusteringFields).build();

      StandardTableDefinition tableDefinition =
          StandardTableDefinition.newBuilder()
              .setSchema(schema)
              .setTimePartitioning(partitioning)
              .setClustering(clustering)
              .build();
      TableInfo tableInfo = TableInfo.newBuilder(tableId, tableDefinition).build();

      bigquery.create(tableInfo);
      System.out.println("Clustered table created successfully");
    } catch (BigQueryException e) {
      System.out.println("Clustered table was not created. \n" + e.toString());
    }
  }
}