Table exists

A function to check whether a table exists.

Code sample

Java

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.Table;
import com.google.cloud.bigquery.TableId;

// Sample to check table exist
public class TableExists {

  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";
    tableExists(datasetName, tableName);
  }

  public static void tableExists(String datasetName, String tableName) {
    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();

      Table table = bigquery.getTable(TableId.of(datasetName, tableName));
      if (table.exists()) {
        System.out.println("Table already exist");
      } else {
        System.out.println("Table not found");
      }
    } catch (BigQueryException e) {
      System.out.println("Table not found. \n" + e.toString());
    }
  }
}

Python

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
from google.cloud.exceptions import NotFound

client = bigquery.Client()

# TODO(developer): Set table_id to the ID of the table to determine existence.
# table_id = "your-project.your_dataset.your_table"

try:
    client.get_table(table_id)  # Make an API request.
    print("Table {} already exists.".format(table_id))
except NotFound:
    print("Table {} is not found.".format(table_id))

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