Create a Google Big Query source connection in the UI


The Google BigQuery connector is in beta. See the Sources overview for more information on using beta-labelled connectors.

Source connectors in Adobe Experience Platform provide the ability to ingest externally sourced data on a scheduled basis. This tutorial provides steps for creating a Google Big Query (hereinafter referred to as “BigQuery”) source connector using the Platform user interface.

Getting started

This tutorial requires a working understanding of the following components of Adobe Experience Platform:

If you already have a valid BigQuery connection, you may skip the remainder of this document and proceed to the tutorial on configuring a dataflow.

Gather required credentials

In order to access your BigQuery account on Platform, you must provide the following OAuth 2.0 authentication values:

Credential Description
project The project ID of the default BigQuery project to query against.
clientID The ID value used to generate the refresh token.
clientSecret The secret value used to generate the refresh token.
refreshToken The refresh token obtained from Google used to authorize access to BigQuery.

For more information about these values, refer to this BigQuery document.

Connect your Google BigQuery account

Once you have gathered your required credentials, you can follow the steps below to link your BigQuery account to Platform.

Log in to Adobe Experience Platform and then select Sources from the left navigation bar to access the Sources workspace. The Catalog screen displays a variety of sources for which you can create an account with.

You can select the appropriate category from the catalog on the left-hand side of your screen. Alternatively, you can find the specific source you wish to work with using the search option.

Under the Databases category, select Google Big Query. If this is your first time using this connector, select Configure. Otherwise, select Add data to create a new BigQuery connector.

The Connect to Google Big Query page appears. On this page, you can either use new credentials or existing credentials.

New account

If you are using new credentials, select New account. On the input form that appears, provide a name, an optional description, and your BigQuery credentials. When finished, select Connect and then allow some time for the new connection to establish.

Existing account

To connect an existing account, select the BigQuery account you want to connect with, then select Next to proceed.

Next steps

By following this tutorial, you have established a connection to your GBQ account. You can now continue on to the next tutorial and configure a dataflow to bring data into Platform.

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