Ads Data Hub is a powerful tool for advertisers and marketers who want to analyze their data in a more efficient way. One of the key features of Ads Data Hub is the ability to add BigQuery tables, which allows you to access and analyze your data directly from Google’s cloud-based storage service.
Before we begin, it’s important to understand what BigQuery is and how it works. BigQuery is a fully managed, serverless data warehouse that allows you to store and analyze large amounts of data in the cloud. It’s designed to handle petabytes of data and can process queries in seconds.
Step 1: Create a BigQuery Table
The first step in adding a BigQuery table to Ads Data Hub is to create the table itself. To do this, you’ll need to log in to your Google Cloud Platform account and navigate to the BigQuery section.
- Click on “Create Table”
- Choose a dataset or create a new one
- Select the table type (standard or partitioned)
- Enter a table name and description
- Specify the schema for your table
- Click “Create Table” to save your changes
Step 2: Grant Access to Ads Data Hub
Once you’ve created your BigQuery table, the next step is to grant access to Ads Data Hub. To do this, you’ll need to navigate to the “IAM & Admin” section of your Google Cloud Platform account and select “Service Accounts”.
- Click on the service account that you want to use for Ads Data Hub
- Select “Permissions” from the left-hand menu
- Click “Add Role” and select “BigQuery Admin”
- Click “Save” to save your changes
Step 3: Add BigQuery Table to Ads Data Hub
Now that you’ve created a BigQuery table and granted access to Ads Data Hub, it’s time to add the table to your Ads Data Hub project. To do this, you’ll need to navigate to the “Data Sources” section of your Ads Data Hub project and select “BigQuery”.
- Click on “Create Data Source”
- Select “BigQuery” as the data source type
- Enter a name for your data source
- Specify the BigQuery table that you want to add
- Click “Create Data Source” to save your changes
Adding a BigQuery table to Ads Data Hub is a simple process that can help you analyze your data more efficiently. By following the steps outlined above, you’ll be able to create a BigQuery table, grant access to Ads Data Hub, and add the table to your project in no time.