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Google BigQuery Billing Project is Different From the Selected Query Project in Tableau Desktop


Published: 17 Nov 2016
Last Modified Date: 20 Jun 2017

Issue

When creating a data connection to a Google BigQuery project, Tableau may set the billing project to be a different project.

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop 8.2 - 10.0
  • Google BigQuery

Cause

Prior to version 10.1, Tableau Desktop would request a list of billing projects from Google BigQuery, and then select the first project in the list to use as the billing project, even though this project may be different to the project that the user wished to query.

A functionality was added to version 10.1 that allows the billing project to be explicitly set.
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