Load a table in JSON format

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Load a table with customer-managed encryption keys to Cloud Storage in JSON format.

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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 (


// importJSONWithCMEK demonstrates loading newline-delimited JSON from Cloud Storage,
// and protecting the data with a customer-managed encryption key.
func importJSONWithCMEK(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()

	gcsRef := bigquery.NewGCSReference("gs://cloud-samples-data/bigquery/us-states/us-states.json")
	gcsRef.SourceFormat = bigquery.JSON
	gcsRef.AutoDetect = true
	loader := client.Dataset(datasetID).Table(tableID).LoaderFrom(gcsRef)
	loader.WriteDisposition = bigquery.WriteEmpty
	loader.DestinationEncryptionConfig = &bigquery.EncryptionConfig{
		// TODO: Replace this key with a key you have created in KMS.
		KMSKeyName: "projects/cloud-samples-tests/locations/us-central1/keyRings/test/cryptoKeys/test",

	job, err := loader.Run(ctx)
	if err != nil {
		return err
	status, err := job.Wait(ctx)
	if err != nil {
		return err

	if status.Err() != nil {
		return fmt.Errorf("job completed with error: %w", status.Err())

	return nil


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.EncryptionConfiguration;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.FormatOptions;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.Job;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.JobInfo;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.LoadJobConfiguration;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.TableId;

// Sample to load JSON data with configuration key from Cloud Storage into a new BigQuery table
public class LoadJsonFromGcsCmek {

  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";
    String kmsKeyName = "MY_KMS_KEY_NAME";
    String sourceUri = "gs://cloud-samples-data/bigquery/us-states/us-states.json";
    // i.e. projects/{project}/locations/{location}/keyRings/{key_ring}/cryptoKeys/{cryptoKey}
    EncryptionConfiguration encryption =
    loadJsonFromGcsCmek(datasetName, tableName, sourceUri, encryption);

  public static void loadJsonFromGcsCmek(
      String datasetName, String tableName, String sourceUri, EncryptionConfiguration encryption) {
    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, tableName);
      LoadJobConfiguration loadConfig =
          LoadJobConfiguration.newBuilder(tableId, sourceUri)
              // Set the encryption key to use for the destination.

      // Load data from a GCS JSON file into the table
      Job job = bigquery.create(JobInfo.of(loadConfig));
      // Blocks until this load table job completes its execution, either failing or succeeding.
      job = job.waitFor();
      if (job.isDone()) {
        System.out.println("Table loaded succesfully from GCS with configuration key");
      } else {
            "BigQuery was unable to load into the table due to an error:"
                + job.getStatus().getError());
    } catch (BigQueryException | InterruptedException e) {
      System.out.println("Column not added during load append \n" + e.toString());


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 table to create.
# table_id = "your-project.your_dataset.your_table_name

# Set the encryption key to use for the destination.
# TODO: Replace this key with a key you have created in KMS.
# kms_key_name = "projects/{}/locations/{}/keyRings/{}/cryptoKeys/{}".format(
#     "cloud-samples-tests", "us", "test", "test"
# )

job_config = bigquery.LoadJobConfig(

uri = "gs://cloud-samples-data/bigquery/us-states/us-states.json"

load_job = client.load_table_from_uri(
    location="US",  # Must match the destination dataset location.
)  # Make an API request.

assert load_job.job_type == "load"

load_job.result()  # Waits for the job to complete.

assert load_job.state == "DONE"
table = client.get_table(table_id)

if table.encryption_configuration.kms_key_name == kms_key_name:
    print("A table loaded with encryption configuration key")

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