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Learning Google BigQuery by Eric Brown, Thirukkumaran Haridass

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Using the bq utility for BigQuery

The bq command-line utility is used to interact with the Google BigQuery service on Google Cloud Platform:

  • Use the following command to check the version of the bq utility once the SDK is installed:
bq version
  • Type the following command to confirm which project the bq utility will use. The bq utility shares settings with the gcloud utility. If you wish to change the project, then run the command in the second line and choose the project you want to work on:
gcloud infogcloud init
If an older version of Google Cloud SDK is installed on the machine, then run the bq init command to choose the default project for the bq utility to use. Use the bq help option to see the complete details of the command, its ...

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