15 Apr 19 · victor · #bigquery ·   Bookmark   ×

How to get the List of all the partitions from BigQuery partitioned table

When you create table with require_partition_filter = true  in Bigquery, you will have to mention the partition column as part of the filter condition, otherwise the query will fail with the below error message:

Cannot query over table 'mydataset.table_partitiontime' without a filter over 
that can be used for partition elimination


Here's an example table:

CREATE TABLE mydataset.tablename
Col1 INT64 
OPTIONS(require_partition_filter = true);


In order to find out the list of all the available partitions in a table, you can use the below query:

SELECT * FROM `mydataset.tablename$__PARTITIONS_SUMMARY__`

The bigquery.jobs.create permission is required to run this query


posted on 15 Apr 19

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