Run a legacy SQL query with pandas-gbq

Use the pandas-gbq package to run a query using legacy SQL syntax.

Code sample


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sql = """
SELECT country_name, alpha_2_code
FROM [bigquery-public-data:utility_us.country_code_iso]
WHERE alpha_2_code LIKE 'Z%'
df = pandas_gbq.read_gbq(
    # Set the dialect to "legacy" to use legacy SQL syntax. As of
    # pandas-gbq version 0.10.0, the default dialect is "standard".

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