Guide to Using BigQuery Data in Google Sheets

Learn how to use BigQuery data in Google Sheets using the Sheets Data Connector for BigQuery. Discover how to connect, select projects, and manipulate data.
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July 10, 2024
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How Can You Use BigQuery Data in Google Sheets?

To use BigQuery data in Google Sheets, you need to use the Sheets Data Connector for BigQuery, also known as Connected Sheets. This feature allows you to open a Google Sheets spreadsheet, connect it to BigQuery, and select a Google Cloud project with billing enabled. You can then choose a dataset and connect it to your sheet.

  • Opening a Spreadsheet: Start by opening a Google Sheets spreadsheet where you want to use the BigQuery data.
  • Connecting to BigQuery: Click on Data, then Data connectors, and finally Connect to BigQuery. This will allow you to connect your spreadsheet to BigQuery.
  • Selecting a Project: Choose a Google Cloud project with billing enabled. This is where your BigQuery data is stored.

Can You Open an Entire BigQuery Table in Google Sheets?

Yes, you can open an entire BigQuery table in Google Sheets. This is done by clicking the three dots next to the table and selecting Open with then Connected Sheets. This allows you to view and manipulate the entire dataset in your sheet.

  • Opening a Table: Click the three dots next to the BigQuery table you want to open in Google Sheets.
  • Selecting Open With: Choose the option to Open with then Connected Sheets. This will open the entire table in your sheet.
  • Using the Data: Once the table is open in your sheet, you can use Google Sheets techniques to create formulas, pivot tables, and charts using the BigQuery data.

Is the BigQuery Data Imported into Google Sheets?

No, the BigQuery data is not actually imported into Google Sheets. Instead, it is connected to the sheet, allowing you to use the data for analysis and visualization without actually importing it.

  • Data Connection: The BigQuery data is connected to the Google Sheets, not imported. This means you can use the data without having it take up space in your sheet.
  • Data Usage: You can use Google Sheets techniques to create formulas, pivot tables, and charts using the connected BigQuery data.
  • Data Storage: Since the data is not imported, it remains stored in BigQuery, not in your Google Sheets.

What Account Do You Need to Use the Sheets Data Connector for BigQuery?

To use the Sheets Data Connector for BigQuery, you need a Business, Enterprise, or Education G Suite account. These account types have the necessary permissions to connect to BigQuery and use its data in Google Sheets.

  • Business Account: A Business G Suite account allows you to use the Sheets Data Connector for BigQuery.
  • Enterprise Account: An Enterprise G Suite account also has the necessary permissions to use this feature.
  • Education Account: If you have an Education G Suite account, you can also use the Sheets Data Connector for BigQuery.

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