This operator deletes an existing dataset from your Project in Big query.

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Last Updated: Apr. 14, 2023

Access Instructions

Install the Google provider package into your Airflow environment.

Import the module into your DAG file and instantiate it with your desired params.


project_idThe project id of the dataset.
dataset_idRequiredThe dataset to be deleted.
delete_contents(Optional) Whether to force the deletion even if the dataset is not empty. Will delete all tables (if any) in the dataset if set to True. Will raise HttpError 400: “{dataset_id} is still in use” if set to False and dataset is not empty. The default value is False.
gcp_conn_id(Optional) The connection ID used to connect to Google Cloud.
delegate_toThe account to impersonate using domain-wide delegation of authority, if any. For this to work, the service account making the request must have domain-wide delegation enabled.
impersonation_chainOptional service account to impersonate using short-term credentials, or chained list of accounts required to get the access_token of the last account in the list, which will be impersonated in the request. If set as a string, the account must grant the originating account the Service Account Token Creator IAM role. If set as a sequence, the identities from the list must grant Service Account Token Creator IAM role to the directly preceding identity, with first account from the list granting this role to the originating account (templated).


This operator deletes an existing dataset from your Project in Big query.

See also

For more information on how to use this operator, take a look at the guide: Delete dataset


delete_temp_data = BigQueryDeleteDatasetOperator(
delete_contents=True, # Force the deletion of the dataset as well as its tables (if any).

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