Method: projects.locations.lakes.create

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Creates a lake resource.

HTTP request


The URL uses gRPC Transcoding syntax.

Path parameters



Required. The resource name of the lake location, of the form: projects/{project_number}/locations/{locationId} where locationId refers to a GCP region.

Authorization requires the following IAM permission on the specified resource parent:

  • dataplex.lakes.create

Query parameters



Required. Lake identifier. This ID will be used to generate names such as database and dataset names when publishing metadata to Hive Metastore and BigQuery. * Must contain only lowercase letters, numbers and hyphens. * Must start with a letter. * Must end with a number or a letter. * Must be between 1-63 characters. * Must be unique within the customer project / location.



Optional. Only validate the request, but do not perform mutations. The default is false.

Request body

The request body contains an instance of Lake.

Response body

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

Authorization Scopes

Requires the following OAuth scope:


For more information, see the Authentication Overview.