Can I change the location of my BigQuery dataset on Google cloud

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I had created a bigquery dataset initially specifying a geographical location. Now Is it possible to change the geographical location of the dataset?
Nov 15, 2019 in GCP by anonymous
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You can set the geographic location at creation time only

After a dataset has been created, the location becomes immutable and can't be changed in the GCP Console, the classic BigQuery web UI, the command-line tool, or by calling the patch or update API methods.

BigQuery datasets are subject to the following limitations:

  • All tables referenced in a query must be stored in datasets in the same location.

  • When copying a table, the datasets containing the source table and destination table must reside in the same location.

  • Dataset names must be unique per project.

  • As you approach thousands of datasets in a project, classic UI performance begins to degrade, and listing datasets becomes slower.

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answered Nov 15, 2019 by Sirajul
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