Set hive partitioning options

Set hive partitioning options

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// Sample to create external table using hive partitioning
public class CreateTableExternalHivePartitioned {

  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 sourceUri = "gs://cloud-samples-data/bigquery/hive-partitioning-samples/customlayout/*";
    String sourceUriPrefix =
    createTableExternalHivePartitioned(datasetName, tableName, sourceUriPrefix, sourceUri);

  public static void createTableExternalHivePartitioned(
      String datasetName, String tableName, String sourceUriPrefix, String sourceUri) {
    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();

      // Configuring partitioning options
      HivePartitioningOptions hivePartitioningOptions =

      TableId tableId = TableId.of(datasetName, tableName);
      ExternalTableDefinition customTable =
          ExternalTableDefinition.newBuilder(sourceUri, FormatOptions.parquet())
      bigquery.create(TableInfo.of(tableId, customTable));
      System.out.println("External table created using hivepartitioningoptions");
    } catch (BigQueryException e) {
      System.out.println("External table was not created" + e.toString());

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