Google BigQuery

The recommended connector library for BigQuery is pybigquery.

The connection string for BigQuery looks like:


When adding a new BigQuery connection in Superset, you'll also need to add the GCP Service Account credentials file (as a JSON).

  1. Create your Service Account via the Google Cloud Platform control panel, provide it access to the appropriate BigQuery datasets, and download the JSON configuration file for the service account.

  2. n Superset, Add a JSON blob to the Secure Extra field in the database configuration form with the following format:

    "credentials_info": <contents of credentials JSON file>

The resulting file should have this structure:

    "credentials_info": {
        "type": "service_account",
        "project_id": "...",
        "private_key_id": "...",
        "private_key": "...",
        "client_email": "...",
        "client_id": "...",
        "auth_uri": "...",
        "token_uri": "...",
        "auth_provider_x509_cert_url": "...",
        "client_x509_cert_url": "..."

You should then be able to connect to your BigQuery datasets.

To be able to upload CSV or Excel files to BigQuery in Superset, you'll need to also add the pandas_gbq library.