Variable

Base definition

{
"kind": "variable",
"uri": string,
"url": string,
"name": string,
"type": string("boolean","integer","float","string","date","dateTime","geography"),
"isFileId": bool,
"index": integer,
"label": string,
}

Get definition

In addition to the base definition, any variable resource returned by a get request will contain the following properties:
{
"description": string,
"valueLabels": [
{ "value": string, "label": string }
],
"statistics": {
"status": string("queued","running","completed","failed"),
"count": integer,
"numDistinct": integer,
"min": number,
"max": number,
"mean": number,
"approxMedian": number,
"geoBBox": {
"westLongitude": number,
"eastLongitude": number,
"northLatitude": number,
"southLatitude": number
}
}
}

Documentation

Fields
Base
kind
string
The resource type. Will always be "variable".
uri
string
The fully qualified reference to this upload, for use in generating calls to this API.
For example, /tables/imathews.example:123.test:456/variables/var1
url
string
The variable's discoverable url through a web browser interface.
name
string
The variable's name. Will always be unique to the variable's table.
type
string
The variable's type. Will be one of:
"boolean","integer","float","string","date","dateTime"
isFileId
boolean Whether the variable contains file_ids, which can be used to uniquely reference and download a File.
index
integer
A zero based counter for the variable's ordinality for its table.
label
string
A user-provided label for the variable. May be null.
Get
description
string
A user-provided description for the variable, typically longer than the label. May be null.
valueLabels
array<object>
An array of value labels. Value labels are used to provide mappings between the data content of a cell and human-readable meaning of that content.
valueLabels.value
string
The value associated with a given valueLabel
valueLabels.label
string
The human-readable label for the associated value.
statistics
object
An object containing univariate summary statistics about the variable.
If the statistics have not yet been computed on the variable, statistic.status will running and many (or all) of the statistic fields will be missing until status is completed.
statistics.status
string
The current status of the statistic's computation. Will be one of completed, running, or failed. If the statistic is failed, it can only be recomputed in the UI.
statistics.count
integer
The number of non-null values for this variable.
statistics.numDistinct
integer
The number of distinct values for this variable.
statistics.min
number
The minimum value of this variable. Will be null for variables of string and boolean type.
If the variable is of type date or dateTime, this number represents the number of milliseconds since the epoch (1970-01-01). If the variable is of type time, this number represents the number of milliseconds since 00:00:00.
statistics.max
number
The maximum value of this variable. See statistic.min for information about different variable types.
statistics.mean
number
The average value of this variable. See statistic.min for information about different variable types.
statistics.approxMedian
number
The approximate median of this variable. Uses the BigQuery APPROX_QUANTILES function.
See statistic.min for information about different variable types.
statistics.stdDev
number
The sample (unbiased) standard deviation of this variable. Will be null for variables of string and boolean type. For all other variable types this will be a number.
If the variable is of type date , time, or dateTime, this number measures the standard deviation in milliseconds.
statistics.geoBBox
object An object describing the geographic bounding box of the variable. Will only be present for variables of "geography" type.
statistics.geoBBox .westLongitude .eastLongitude .northLatitude .southLatitude
number Each property represents one side of the bounding box, expressed in numeric degrees.
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