Method: projects.locations.entryGroups.create

Creates an entry group.

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

Data Catalog automatically creates entry groups with names that start with the @ symbol for the following resources:

  • BigQuery entries (@bigquery)
  • Pub/Sub topics (@pubsub)
  • Dataproc Metastore services (@dataproc_metastore_{SERVICE_NAME_HASH})

You can create your own entry groups for Cloud Storage fileset entries and custom entries together with the corresponding IAM policies. User-created entry groups can't contain the @ symbol, it is reserved for automatically created groups.

Entry groups, like entries, can be searched.

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

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

HTTP request


Path parameters



Required. The names of the project and location that the new entry group belongs to.

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

Query parameters



Required. The ID of the entry group to create.

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

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.