BigQuery connection reference

Learn about the fields used to create a BigQuery connection using ThoughtSpot Embrace.

Here is a list of the fields of a BigQuery connection in ThoughtSpot Embrace. You need specific information to establish a seamless and secure connection. All fields are required, except where noted.

Connection name

Enter a new BigQuery connection name. Mandatory field.

Connection description

Provide a short description of the connection. Optional field.

Project id

Enter the project ID associated with the BigQuery database. Mandatory field.

Service account

Enter the service account associated with the BigQuery database. Mandatory field.

Set up service account

You may already have a service account for GBQ with the proper permissions in place. If not, follow these steps to create a service account.

  1. Navigate to, and sign in.

  2. Click the navigation menu in the upper left, if it is not already open.

  3. Hover over IAM & Admin.

  4. Click Service Accounts.

    Click Service Accounts
  5. Click + CREATE SERVICE ACCOUNT from the top menu.

  6. Specify a name, and add an optional description.

  7. Click CREATE.

    Create your service account
  8. Specify permissions. Under Select a role, choose BigQuery  BigQuery Data Viewer.

    Specify permissions
  9. On the next screen, click + CREATE KEY.

  10. For Key type, choose JSON.

  11. Click CREATE. The key downloads to your computer.
    Copy and paste this key under Service account when connecting to Google BigQuery in ThoughtSpot.

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