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Google BigQuery Unload V2 Connector

Version 5



BigQuery is a data platform to create, manage, share and query data. Domo's Google BigQuery Unload V2 connector lets you bring in larger results from BigQuery through the assistance of the Google Cloud Storage service. To learn more about the BigQuery API, go to

The Google BigQuery Unload V2 connector is a "Cloud App" connector, meaning it retrieves data stored in the cloud. In the Data Center, you can access the connector page for this and other Cloud App connectors by clicking Cloud App in the toolbar at the top of the window.

This topic discusses the fields and menus that are specific to the Google BigQuery Unload V2 connector user interface. For general information about adding DataSets, setting update schedules, and editing DataSet information, see Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.


To connect to BigQuery and create a DataSet, you must have the following:

  • A JSON BigQuery service account key

  • A JSON Google Cloud Storage service account key

  • A Domo client ID

  • A Domo client secret

To generate the necessary service account keys, do the following:
  1. In the Google Cloud Platform Console, open the IAM & Admin page.

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2. Click Service accounts.

3. Select your project and click Open.

4. Click Create Service Account.

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5. Enter a name and description for the service account.

6. Click Create.

7. To grant this service account access to the project, click Select a role drop down.

8. Click Project and then click Owner.

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9. Owner will appear in the Role field.

10. Click Continue.

11. Click Create key.

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12. Select JSON as the key type.

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13. Click Create.

A private key will be saved to your computer.

To create a Domo client ID and client secret, do the following:
  1. Navigate to and log in.

  2. Click New Client (found under "My Account" in the top right corner).


3. Provide a name and description for your new client, then select Data and User for the Application Scope.


4. When you click Create, you will be redirected to the client ID and client secret.


5. Copy the client ID and client secret, as you will need them soon.

Connecting to BigQuery

This section enumerates the options in the Credentials and Details panes in the Google BigQuery Unload V2 Connector page. The components of the other panes in this page, Scheduling and Name & Describe Your DataSet, are universal across most connector types and are discussed in greater length in Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.

Credentials Pane

This pane contains fields for entering credentials to connect to your BigQuery Unload account. The following table describes what is needed for each field:  



Service Account Key JSON BigQuery Enter your Google BigQuery JSON service account key.
Service Account Key JSON Google Cloud Storage Enter your Google Cloud Storage JSON service account key.
Domo Client ID Enter your Domo client ID.
Domo Client Secret Enter your Domo client secret.

Once you have entered valid credentials, you can use the same account any time you go to create a new Google BigQuery Unload V2 DataSet. You can manage connector accounts in the Accounts tab in the Data Center. For more information about this tab, see Managing User Accounts for Connectors.

Details Pane

This pane contains a primary Reports menu, along with various other menus which may or may not appear depending on the report type you select.



Query Runs a BigQuery SQL query and returns results if the query completes.
Dataset ID Select the BigQuery dataset id for your data.
For more info about BigQuery datasets, visit
Google Cloud Storage bucket name Select the Google Cloud Storage bucket name that will be used for temporary storage as we transfer your data into Domo.
Query Enter a query to execute. Only Standard SQL query is supported. Example: Select * from Table_Name.
Partition query to determine partition tags Enter partition query to determine the distinct partition tags. The column containing the Date data is your partition column. Example: Select Date from Table_Name.
Force to string Enter a comma separated list of fields that need to be treated as STRING in Domo.
Force to number Enter a comma separated list of fields that need to be treated as NUMBER in Domo.
How would you like to pull your data? Choose how you would like to pull your data.
Partition column name Enter partition column name. The column containing the Date data is your partition column.
Upsert key columns Enter a comma separated list of upsert key column names.
Days Back The number of days back that you would like to get data from. Example: Specify 7 to get data for the last 7 days.
Data Rolling Window The data will be retained for the number of days specified. Example: Specify 60 to retain the data for 60 days.
Entering the SQL Query and Partition Query


Entering the Partition column name and other parameters

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Your data will be fetched from the number of days mentioned in the Days Back field and will be retained for the number of days specified in the Data Rolling Window field.

Using the Upsert mode

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Other Panes

For information about the remaining sections of the connector interface, including how to configure scheduling, retry, and update options, see Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.