While this library is still supported, we suggest trying the newer Cloud Client Library for BigQuery, especially for new projects. See BigQuery Libraries for installation and usage details.
BigQuery API: A data platform for customers to create, manage, share and query data.
This page contains information about getting started with the BigQuery API using the Google API Client Library for Ruby. In addition, you may be interested in the following documentation:
- Read the Getting started guide for the Google API Client Library for Ruby.
- Interact with this API in your browser using the APIs Explorer for the BigQuery API.
Installing the google-api-client gem
If you haven't installed the Google API Client Library for Ruby before, open a terminal and install using
$ gem install google-api-client
If you already have the gem installed and would simply like to update to the latest version:
$ gem update -y google-api-client
Depending on your system, you may need to prepend these commands with
Getting started with the Google API Client Library for Ruby
Be sure to check our extensive Getting started guide for a quick overview of how to make your first request.