Quickstart: Using the Console

This page shows you how to create and deploy a Cloud Function written with Node.js, Python, or Go using the GCP Console.

Before you begin

  1. Sign in to your Google Account.

    If you don't already have one, sign up for a new account.

  2. Select or create a GCP project.

    Go to the Manage resources page

  3. Make sure that billing is enabled for your project.

    Learn how to enable billing

  4. Enable the Cloud Functions API.

    Enable the API

Create a function

  1. Open the Functions Overview page in the GCP Console:

    Go to the Cloud Functions Overview page

    Make sure that the project for which you enabled Cloud Functions is selected.

  2. Click Create function.

  3. Name your function.

  4. In the Trigger field, select HTTP Trigger.

  5. In the Source code field, select Inline editor. In this exercise, you will use the default function provided in the editor. The function logs a message that you provide in a later step.

  6. Use the Runtime dropdown to select a runtime.

When you finish these steps, your display should resemble the following, depending on which runtime you selected:

Screenshot showing function creation form for Python

Deploy a function

Deploy the function:

  1. At the bottom of the page, click Create.

  2. After clicking Create, GCP Console redirects to the Cloud Functions Overview page.

    While the function is being deployed, the icon next to it is a small spinner. After it finishes deploying, the spinner turns to a green check mark:

    Screenshot that shows function deployment process

Test the function

Test the function:

  1. Display the menu for your function, and click Test function.

    Screenshot that shows function testing process

  2. In the Triggering Event field, enter the text {"message":"Hello World!"}, and click Test the function.

    In the Output field, you should see the message Success: Hello World!.

    In the Logs field, a status code of 200 indicates success.

    Screenshot showing Logs field with 200 code, indicating success

View logs

Check the logs to see your actions in the log history:

  • Back on the Cloud Functions Overview page, display the menu for your function, and click View logs.

Your log history appears.

Screenshot showing Logs field with 200 code, indicating success

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