Google BigQuery

Tables: update

Requires authorization

Updates information in an existing table. The update method replaces the entire table resource, whereas the patch method only replaces fields that are provided in the submitted table resource. Try it now.

Required ACLs: To call this method, you must have one of the following rights:

  • Dataset WRITE
  • Dataset OWNER


HTTP request



Parameter name Value Description
Path parameters
datasetId string Dataset ID of the table to update
projectId string Project ID of the table to update
tableId string Table ID of the table to update


This request requires authorization with at least one of the following scopes (read more about authentication and authorization).


Request body

In the request body, supply a Tables resource with the following properties:

Property name Value Description Notes
Required Properties
tableReference.datasetId string [Required] The ID of the dataset that contains the table.
tableReference.projectId string [Required] The ID of the project that contains the table.
tableReference.tableId string [Required] The table ID.
Optional Properties
description string [Optional] A user-friendly description of this table. writable
friendlyName string [Optional] A descriptive name for this table. writable
schema nested object [Optional] Describes the schema of this table. writable
view nested object [Optional] The view definition. writable


If successful, this method returns a Tables resource in the response body.

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