Query: Pagination

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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.QueryJobConfiguration;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.TableId;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.TableResult;

// Sample to run query with pagination.
public class QueryPagination {

  public static void main(String[] args) {
    String datasetName = "MY_DATASET_NAME";
    String tableName = "MY_TABLE_NAME";
    String query =
        "SELECT name, SUM(number) as total_people"
            + " FROM `bigquery-public-data.usa_names.usa_1910_2013`"
            + " GROUP BY name"
            + " ORDER BY total_people DESC"
            + " LIMIT 100";
    queryPagination(datasetName, tableName, query);

  public static void queryPagination(String datasetName, String tableName, String query) {
    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);
      QueryJobConfiguration queryConfig =
              // save results into a table.


      TableResult results =
          bigquery.listTableData(tableId, BigQuery.TableDataListOption.pageSize(20));

          .forEach(row -> row.forEach(val -> System.out.printf("%s,", val.toString())));

      System.out.println("Query pagination performed successfully.");
    } catch (BigQueryException | InterruptedException e) {
      System.out.println("Query not performed \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()

query = """
    SELECT name, SUM(number) as total_people
    FROM `bigquery-public-data.usa_names.usa_1910_2013`
    GROUP BY name
    ORDER BY total_people DESC
query_job = client.query(query)  # Make an API request.
query_job.result()  # Wait for the query to complete.

# Get the destination table for the query results.
# All queries write to a destination table. If a destination table is not
# specified, the BigQuery populates it with a reference to a temporary
# anonymous table after the query completes.
destination = query_job.destination

# Get the schema (and other properties) for the destination table.
# A schema is useful for converting from BigQuery types to Python types.
destination = client.get_table(destination)

# Download rows.
# The client library automatically handles pagination.
print("The query data:")
rows = client.list_rows(destination, max_results=20)
for row in rows:
    print("name={}, count={}".format(row["name"], row["total_people"]))