Method: projects.locations.entryGroups.entries.create

Creates an entry.

You can create entries only with 'FILESET', 'CLUSTER', 'DATA_STREAM', or custom types. Data Catalog automatically creates entries with other types during metadata ingestion from integrated systems.

You must enable the Data Catalog API in the project identified by the parent parameter. For more information, see Data Catalog resource project.

An entry group can have a maximum of 100,000 entries.

HTTP request


Path parameters



Required. The name of the entry group this entry belongs to.

Note: The entry itself and its child resources might not be stored in the location specified in its name. It takes the form projects/{project}/locations/{location}/entryGroups/{entrygroup}.

Query parameters



Required. The ID of the entry to create.

The ID must contain only letters (a-z, A-Z), numbers (0-9), and underscores (_). The maximum size is 64 bytes when encoded in UTF-8.

Request body

The request body contains an instance of Entry.

Response body

If successful, the response body contains a newly created instance of Entry.

Authorization scopes

Requires the following OAuth scope:


For more information, see the Authentication Overview.