Get dataset properties

Retrieve the properties of a dataset.

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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"
	"io"

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

// printDatasetInfo demonstrates fetching dataset metadata and printing some of it to an io.Writer.
func printDatasetInfo(w io.Writer, projectID, datasetID string) error {
	// projectID := "my-project-id"
	// datasetID := "mydataset"
	ctx := context.Background()
	client, err := bigquery.NewClient(ctx, projectID)
	if err != nil {
		return fmt.Errorf("bigquery.NewClient: %v", err)
	}
	defer client.Close()

	meta, err := client.Dataset(datasetID).Metadata(ctx)
	if err != nil {
		return err
	}

	fmt.Fprintf(w, "Dataset ID: %s\n", datasetID)
	fmt.Fprintf(w, "Description: %s\n", meta.Description)
	fmt.Fprintln(w, "Labels:")
	for k, v := range meta.Labels {
		fmt.Fprintf(w, "\t%s: %s", k, v)
	}
	fmt.Fprintln(w, "Tables:")
	it := client.Dataset(datasetID).Tables(ctx)

	cnt := 0
	for {
		t, err := it.Next()
		if err == iterator.Done {
			break
		}
		cnt++
		fmt.Fprintf(w, "\t%s\n", t.TableID)
	}
	if cnt == 0 {
		fmt.Fprintln(w, "\tThis dataset does not contain any tables.")
	}
	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.api.gax.paging.Page;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.BigQuery;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.BigQuery.TableListOption;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.BigQueryException;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.BigQueryOptions;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.Dataset;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.DatasetId;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.Table;

public class GetDatasetInfo {

  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";
    getDatasetInfo(projectId, datasetName);
  }

  public static void getDatasetInfo(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);
      Dataset dataset = bigquery.getDataset(datasetId);

      // View dataset properties
      String description = dataset.getDescription();
      System.out.println(description);

      // View tables in the dataset
      // For more information on listing tables see:
      // https://javadoc.io/static/com.google.cloud/google-cloud-bigquery/0.22.0-beta/com/google/cloud/bigquery/BigQuery.html
      Page<Table> tables = bigquery.listTables(datasetName, TableListOption.pageSize(100));

      tables.iterateAll().forEach(table -> System.out.print(table.getTableId().getTable() + "\n"));

      System.out.println("Dataset info retrieved successfully.");
    } catch (BigQueryException e) {
      System.out.println("Dataset info not retrieved. \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
const {BigQuery} = require('@google-cloud/bigquery');
const bigquery = new BigQuery();

async function getDataset() {
  // Retrieves dataset named "my_dataset".

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

  // Retrieve dataset reference
  const [dataset] = await bigquery.dataset(datasetId).get();

  console.log('Dataset:');
  console.log(dataset.metadata.datasetReference);
}
getDataset();

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 dataset_id to the ID of the dataset to fetch.
# dataset_id = 'your-project.your_dataset'

dataset = client.get_dataset(dataset_id)  # Make an API request.

full_dataset_id = "{}.{}".format(dataset.project, dataset.dataset_id)
friendly_name = dataset.friendly_name
print(
    "Got dataset '{}' with friendly_name '{}'.".format(
        full_dataset_id, friendly_name
    )
)

# View dataset properties.
print("Description: {}".format(dataset.description))
print("Labels:")
labels = dataset.labels
if labels:
    for label, value in labels.items():
        print("\t{}: {}".format(label, value))
else:
    print("\tDataset has no labels defined.")

# View tables in dataset.
print("Tables:")
tables = list(client.list_tables(dataset))  # Make an API request(s).
if tables:
    for table in tables:
        print("\t{}".format(table.table_id))
else:
    print("\tThis dataset does not contain any tables.")