Installing the tools
To install the command-line tools:
Install the Cloud SDK, which provides the
If you've already installed the Cloud SDK, run the following command to make sure it's up to date:
gcloud components update
Install or update the
betacomponent of the Cloud SDK, along with the
gcloud components install beta cbt
Set a default project for the
PROJECT_IDwith the project where your Bigtable instances are located:
gcloud config set project PROJECT_ID
You can now use the
cbt tools for Bigtable.
gcloud tool, each command for working with Bigtable
gcloud bigtable or
gcloud beta bigtable. To get help for each
command, see the reference documentation or
beta reference documentation, or use the
itself to get help:
gcloud bigtable clusters --help # help for all commands gcloud bigtable clusters create --help # help for the `create` command
cbt tool, get help from the reference documentation,
or use the
cbt tool itself to get help:
cbt help # view a list of commands and help for all commands cbt help createtable # help for the `createtable` command
- Learn how to create a Bigtable instance.
- Find out how to view and update existing Bigtable instances.
- Learn how to delete a Bigtable instance.
- See other maintenance tasks you can perform with the