Add a Google BigQuery database connection

You can add a connection to a Google BigQuery database using ThoughtSpot DataFlow.

Follow these steps:

  1. Click Connections in the top navigation bar.

  2. In the Connections interface, click Add connection in the top right corner.

  3. In the Create Connection interface, select the Connection type.

  4. After you select the Google BigQuery Connection type, the rest of the connection properties appear.

    Depending on your choice of authentication mechanism, you may use different properties.

    See Connection properties for details, defaults, and examples.

    Project id

    The identification number given to particular project, always unique.

    Authentication type

    It can be either Service Account or Access Tokens.

    Service account key/access Token

    Provide the Service Account key when authentication type is selected as Service account, and token when access token is selected as authentication type.

    Query priority

    Specify the time duration to run the query and it can be either Interactive or Batch.

    Use proxy

    If required, to use a proxy, select the check box Use Proxy and provide the details.


    Specify the hostname or the IP address of the BigQuery system. For proxy authentication only.


    Specify the port associated to the BigQuery system. For proxy authentication only.


    It can be either http or https. For proxy authentication only.

    JDBC options

    Specify the options associated with the JDBC URL.

  5. Click Create connection.