Method: projects.locations.entryGroups.create

Creates an EntryGroup.

An entry group contains logically related entries together with Cloud Identity and Access Management policies that specify the users who can create, edit, and view entries within the entry group.

Data Catalog automatically creates an entry group for BigQuery entries ("@bigquery") and Pub/Sub topics ("@pubsub"). Users create their own entry group to contain Cloud Storage fileset entries or custom type entries, and the IAM policies associated with those entries. Entry groups, like entries, can be searched.

A maximum of 10,000 entry groups may be created per organization across all locations.

Users should enable the Data Catalog API in the project identified by the parent parameter (see Data Catalog Resource Project for more information).

HTTP request


Path parameters



Required. The name of the project this entry group is in. Example:

  • projects/{project_id}/locations/{location}

Note that this EntryGroup and its child resources may not actually be stored in the location in this name. It takes the form projects/{project_id}/locations/{location_id}.

Query parameters



Required. The id of the entry group to create. The id must begin with a letter or underscore, contain only English letters, numbers and underscores, and be at most 64 characters.

Request body

The request body contains an instance of EntryGroup.

Response body

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

Authorization Scopes

Requires the following OAuth scope:


For more information, see the Authentication Overview.

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