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Managing BigQuery Connectors

BigQuery does not come with out-of-the-box connection in Zoomdata. Rather, you must first download, install, configure, and enable it in order to connect to it in Zoomdata. For steps and more information, see the Google BigQuery website.

Before you begin

To authorize the BigQuery connection, you need to create a and create a security key for it.

To create the service account, perform the following steps:

  1. Login to your Google API Console.
  2. Select the required project from the list.
  1. Make sure that current account is linked to a billing account. To check this, select the icon and then select Billing .
  2. On the API Manager page, select Credentials :

  1. On the Credentials page, select Manage service accounts .
  2. On the Service Accounts page, click Create Service Account and specify the following:
  • Service account name
  • Role - grant this service account role based access to the project. From the list, select the BigQuery category and then select BigQuery Data Viewer and BigQuery User roles.
  • Service account ID

  1. Select Create .

When you have created an account, you need to create a security key for it. Perform the steps listed below:

  1. On the Service Accounts page, find the required account.
  2. From the menu, select Create key .
  3. In the Create private key dialog box, select the JSON key type and select Create . The local copy of the key is saved on your computer.

For more information, reference the following Google resources: Authenticating requests to the Google BigQuery API and Using OAuth 2.0 for Server to Server Applications .
  1. Move the file with the key to the server, on which the connector is running.

What does BigQuery Support?

The table below lists information on the features that are supported by BigQuery.

Supports Distinct Count? Yes
Supports Group-by Time? Yes
Supports Multi Group-by Charts? Yes
Supports Histogram? Yes
Supports Box Plot? No
Supports Derived Fields? No
Custom SQL Capable? No
Supports Live Mode/ Playback? Yes
Supports Last Value? No
Supports Partition? Yes

Managing your bigquery connectors

When connecting to Bigquery, you need to provide the following:

  • Key Path: you have to specify the absolute path to the file that must be available for the connector.
  • Public Project IDs.

For more information about these values, refer to Google Bigquery's documentation.

Chart Settings for BigQuery

On the Charts page, you can:

  1. Edit Global Default Settings.
  2. Select the Standard and, if available, Custom chart styles to be used with the data source.
  3. Set default parameters (group, sub-group, colors, sorting, and so on) for each chart style.

Select Finish to save your changes. Once your data connection has been established, it is listed under My Data Sources.

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