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Add a label to a table.

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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"

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

// addTableLabel demonstrates adding Label metadata to a BigQuery table.
func addTableLabel(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: %w", err)
	}
	defer client.Close()

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

	update := bigquery.TableMetadataToUpdate{}
	update.SetLabel("color", "green")
	if _, err := tbl.Update(ctx, update, meta.ETag); 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.Table;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.TableId;
import java.util.HashMap;
import java.util.Map;

// Sample to adds a label to an existing table
public class LabelTable {

  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";
    labelTable(datasetName, tableName);
  }

  public static void labelTable(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();

      // This example table starts with existing label { color: 'green' }
      Table table = bigquery.getTable(TableId.of(datasetName, tableName));
      // Add label to table
      Map<String, String> labels = new HashMap<>();
      labels.put("color", "green");

      table.toBuilder().setLabels(labels).build().update();
      System.out.println("Label added successfully");
    } catch (BigQueryException e) {
      System.out.println("Label was not added. \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 labelTable() {
  // Adds a label to an existing table.

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

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

  // Retrieve current table metadata
  const [metadata] = await table.getMetadata();

  // Add label to table metadata
  metadata.labels = {color: 'green'};
  const [apiResponse] = await table.setMetadata(metadata);

  console.log(`${tableId} labels:`);
  console.log(apiResponse.labels);
}

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()

# TODO(dev): Change table_id to the full name of the table you want to create.
table_id = "your-project.your_dataset.your_table_name"

table = client.get_table(table_id)  # API request

labels = {"color": "green"}
table.labels = labels

table = client.update_table(table, ["labels"])  # API request

print(f"Added {table.labels} to {table_id}.")

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