Get table properties

Retrieve the properties of a table for a given table ID.

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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"
)

// printTableInfo demonstrates fetching metadata from a table and printing some basic information
// to an io.Writer.
func printTableInfo(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()

	meta, err := client.Dataset(datasetID).Table(tableID).Metadata(ctx)
	if err != nil {
		return err
	}
	// Print basic information about the table.
	fmt.Fprintf(w, "Schema has %d top-level fields\n", len(meta.Schema))
	fmt.Fprintf(w, "Description: %s\n", meta.Description)
	fmt.Fprintf(w, "Rows in managed storage: %d\n", meta.NumRows)
	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.Table;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.TableId;

public class GetTable {

  public static void main(String[] args) {
    // TODO(developer): Replace these variables before running the sample.
    String projectId = "bigquery_public_data";
    String datasetName = "samples";
    String tableName = "shakespeare";
    getTable(projectId, datasetName, tableName);
  }

  public static void getTable(String projectId, String datasetName, String tableName) {
    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(projectId, datasetName, tableName);
      Table table = bigquery.getTable(tableId);
      System.out.println("Table info: " + table.getDescription());
    } catch (BigQueryException e) {
      System.out.println("Table 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 getTable() {
  // Retrieves table named "my_table" in "my_dataset".

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

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

  console.log('Table:');
  console.log(table.metadata.tableReference);
}
getTable();

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';

$bigQuery = new BigQueryClient([
    'projectId' => $projectId,
]);
$dataset = $bigQuery->dataset($datasetId);
$table = $dataset->table($tableId);

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 model to fetch.
# table_id = 'your-project.your_dataset.your_table'

table = client.get_table(table_id)  # Make an API request.

# View table properties
print(
    "Got table '{}.{}.{}'.".format(table.project, table.dataset_id, table.table_id)
)
print("Table schema: {}".format(table.schema))
print("Table description: {}".format(table.description))
print("Table has {} rows".format(table.num_rows))