Delete a dataset and its contents

Delete a dataset and its contents from a project.

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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.Cloud.BigQuery.V2;
using System;

public class BigQueryDeleteDatasetAndContents
{
    public void DeleteDatasetAndContents(
        string projectId = "your-project-id",
        string datasetId = "your_dataset_with_tables"
    )
    {
        BigQueryClient client = BigQueryClient.Create(projectId);
        // Use the DeleteDatasetOptions to delete a dataset and its contents
        client.DeleteDataset(
            datasetId: datasetId,
            options: new DeleteDatasetOptions() { DeleteContents = true }
        );
        Console.WriteLine($"Dataset {datasetId} and contents deleted.");
    }
}

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.DatasetId;

// Sample to delete dataset with contents.
public class DeleteDatasetAndContents {

  public static void main(String[] args) {
    // TODO(developer): Replace these variables before running the sample.
    String projectId = "MY_PROJECT_ID";
    String datasetName = "MY_DATASET_NAME";
    deleteDatasetAndContents(projectId, datasetName);
  }

  public static void deleteDatasetAndContents(String projectId, String datasetName) {
    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();

      DatasetId datasetId = DatasetId.of(projectId, datasetName);
      // Use the force parameter to delete a dataset and its contents
      boolean success = bigquery.delete(datasetId, BigQuery.DatasetDeleteOption.deleteContents());
      if (success) {
        System.out.println("Dataset deleted with contents successfully");
      } else {
        System.out.println("Dataset was not found");
      }
    } catch (BigQueryException e) {
      System.out.println("Dataset was not deleted with contents. \n" + e.toString());
    }
  }
}

Ruby

Before trying this sample, follow the Ruby setup instructions in the BigQuery quickstart using client libraries. For more information, see the BigQuery Ruby API reference documentation.

require "google/cloud/bigquery"

def delete_dataset_and_contents dataset_id = "my_dataset_with_tables"
  bigquery = Google::Cloud::Bigquery.new

  # Use the force parameter to delete a dataset and its contents
  dataset = bigquery.dataset dataset_id
  dataset.delete force: true
  puts "Dataset #{dataset_id} and contents deleted."
end

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