Load data into a column-based time partitioning table

Load data into a table that uses column-based time partitioning.

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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 (


// importPartitionedTable demonstrates specifing time partitioning for a BigQuery table when loading
// CSV data from Cloud Storage.
func importPartitionedTable(projectID, destDatasetID, destTableID 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()

	gcsRef := bigquery.NewGCSReference("gs://cloud-samples-data/bigquery/us-states/us-states-by-date.csv")
	gcsRef.SkipLeadingRows = 1
	gcsRef.Schema = bigquery.Schema{
		{Name: "name", Type: bigquery.StringFieldType},
		{Name: "post_abbr", Type: bigquery.StringFieldType},
		{Name: "date", Type: bigquery.DateFieldType},
	loader := client.Dataset(destDatasetID).Table(destTableID).LoaderFrom(gcsRef)
	loader.TimePartitioning = &bigquery.TimePartitioning{
		Field:      "date",
		Expiration: 90 * 24 * time.Hour,
	loader.WriteDisposition = bigquery.WriteEmpty

	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: %v", 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.Field;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.FormatOptions;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.Job;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.JobId;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.JobInfo;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.LoadJobConfiguration;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.Schema;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.StandardSQLTypeName;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.TableId;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.TimePartitioning;
import java.time.Duration;
import java.time.temporal.ChronoUnit;
import java.util.UUID;

public class LoadPartitionedTable {

  public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
    // TODO(developer): Replace these variables before running the sample.
    String datasetName = "MY_DATASET_NAME";
    String tableName = "MY_TABLE_NAME";
    String sourceUri = "/path/to/file.csv";
    loadPartitionedTable(datasetName, tableName, sourceUri);

  public static void loadPartitionedTable(String datasetName, String tableName, String sourceUri)
      throws Exception {
    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);

      Schema schema =
              Field.of("name", StandardSQLTypeName.STRING),
              Field.of("post_abbr", StandardSQLTypeName.STRING),
              Field.of("date", StandardSQLTypeName.DATE));

      // Configure time partitioning. For full list of options, see:
      // https://cloud.google.com/bigquery/docs/reference/rest/v2/tables#TimePartitioning
      TimePartitioning partitioning =
              .setExpirationMs(Duration.of(90, ChronoUnit.DAYS).toMillis())

      LoadJobConfiguration loadJobConfig =
          LoadJobConfiguration.builder(tableId, sourceUri)

      // Create a job ID so that we can safely retry.
      JobId jobId = JobId.of(UUID.randomUUID().toString());
      Job loadJob = bigquery.create(JobInfo.newBuilder(loadJobConfig).setJobId(jobId).build());

      // Load data from a GCS parquet file into the table
      // Blocks until this load table job completes its execution, either failing or succeeding.
      Job completedJob = loadJob.waitFor();

      // Check for errors
      if (completedJob == null) {
        throw new Exception("Job not executed since it no longer exists.");
      } else if (completedJob.getStatus().getError() != null) {
        // You can also look at queryJob.getStatus().getExecutionErrors() for all
        // errors, not just the latest one.
        throw new Exception(
            "BigQuery was unable to load into the table due to an error: \n"
                + loadJob.getStatus().getError());
      System.out.println("Data successfully loaded into time partitioned table during load job");
    } catch (BigQueryException | InterruptedException e) {
          "Data not loaded into time partitioned table during load job \n" + e.toString());


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 libraries
const {BigQuery} = require('@google-cloud/bigquery');
const {Storage} = require('@google-cloud/storage');

// Instantiate clients
const bigquery = new BigQuery();
const storage = new Storage();

 * This sample loads the CSV file at
 * https://storage.googleapis.com/cloud-samples-data/bigquery/us-states/us-states.csv
 * TODO(developer): Replace the following lines with the path to your file.
const bucketName = 'cloud-samples-data';
const filename = 'bigquery/us-states/us-states-by-date.csv';

async function loadTablePartitioned() {
  // Load data into a table that uses column-based time partitioning.

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

  // Configure the load job. For full list of options, see:
  // https://cloud.google.com/bigquery/docs/reference/rest/v2/Job#JobConfigurationLoad
  const partitionConfig = {
    type: 'DAY',
    expirationMs: '7776000000', // 90 days
    field: 'date',

  const metadata = {
    sourceFormat: 'CSV',
    skipLeadingRows: 1,
    schema: {
      fields: [
        {name: 'name', type: 'STRING'},
        {name: 'post_abbr', type: 'STRING'},
        {name: 'date', type: 'DATE'},
    location: 'US',
    timePartitioning: partitionConfig,

  // Load data from a Google Cloud Storage file into the table
  const [job] = await bigquery
    .load(storage.bucket(bucketName).file(filename), metadata);

  // load() waits for the job to finish
  console.log(`Job ${job.id} completed.`);

  // Check the job's status for errors
  const errors = job.status.errors;
  if (errors && errors.length > 0) {
    throw errors;


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"

job_config = bigquery.LoadJobConfig(
        bigquery.SchemaField("name", "STRING"),
        bigquery.SchemaField("post_abbr", "STRING"),
        bigquery.SchemaField("date", "DATE"),
        field="date",  # Name of the column to use for partitioning.
        expiration_ms=7776000000,  # 90 days.
uri = "gs://cloud-samples-data/bigquery/us-states/us-states-by-date.csv"

load_job = client.load_table_from_uri(
    uri, table_id, job_config=job_config
)  # Make an API request.

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

table = client.get_table(table_id)
print("Loaded {} rows to table {}".format(table.num_rows, table_id))