Get view properties

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

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Code Sample

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"
)

// getView demonstrates fetching the metadata from a BigQuery logical view and printing it to an io.Writer.
func getView(w io.Writer, projectID, datasetID, viewID string) error {
	// projectID := "my-project-id"
	// datasetID := "mydataset"
	// viewID := "myview"
	ctx := context.Background()
	client, err := bigquery.NewClient(ctx, projectID)
	if err != nil {
		return fmt.Errorf("bigquery.NewClient: %v", err)
	}
	defer client.Close()

	view := client.Dataset(datasetID).Table(viewID)
	meta, err := view.Metadata(ctx)
	if err != nil {
		return err
	}
	fmt.Fprintf(w, "View %s, query: %s\n", view.FullyQualifiedName(), meta.ViewQuery)
	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;

// Sample to get a view
public class GetView {

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

  public static void getView(String datasetName, String viewName) {
    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, viewName);
      Table view = bigquery.getTable(tableId);
      System.out.println("View retrieved successfully" + view.getDescription());
    } catch (BigQueryException e) {
      System.out.println("View 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 getView() {
  // Retrieves view properties.

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

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

  const fullTableId = view.metadata.id;
  const viewQuery = view.metadata.view.query;

  // Display view properties
  console.log(`View at ${fullTableId}`);
  console.log(`View query: ${viewQuery}`);
}
getView();

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
# client = bigquery.Client()
# shared_dataset_id = 'my_shared_dataset'
project = client.project
shared_dataset_ref = bigquery.DatasetReference(project, shared_dataset_id)
view_ref = shared_dataset_ref.table("my_shared_view")
view = client.get_table(view_ref)  # API Request

# Display view properties
print("View at {}".format(view.full_table_id))
print("View Query:\n{}".format(view.view_query))