We are using Big Query and are able to get most of our queries working. However, it doesn’t seem to work when we use a date filter variable. When I execute the following code, I get an error that reads “Unrecognized name: production at [8:16]”.
Not using BigQuery here - still just a “maybe useful” note:
I think I saw some mention in BigQuery related GitHub issues that there’s a distinction between “new style” (was it called Standard SQL?) and old/legacy style syntax for BigQuery - and also that the current Metabase driver is still on the old syntax or API. So maybe search for these terms on GitHub and then amongst you BigQuery guys share the high level overview here in the forum?
Note we’re exprimenting with building a few WIKI: marked Topics in the FAQ category in here. You’re more than welcome to start adding a BigQuery pointer from these topics where you see appropriate as well (as the first posts in those topics are Wiki pages - for everyone to edit)
@jornh In the query builder, if you add “#standardSQL” to the first line, it will use standard sql.
@bugo99 My data is set to a timestamp in bigquery and is labeled as “type/DateTime” in metabase. I think your best bet is to make sure it is already cast in bigquery rather than having to cast it in metabase. I actually don’t even have the unix timestamp option in my metabase?
By the way, I can get my query to work when I use the sample dataset which is using h2. This is why I’m thinking it is an issue with bigquery and not an issue with writing sql and using the date variable.
@jkindness This is interesting, I see no datatime, only UNIX Timestamp (v 0.28, the latests). Will try adding a datetime column and see if this type shows up. Will also try to play with the sample datase. Metabase is really an amazing tool should just be slightly more documented.
One of our engineers took a look and determined that the standard sql support for filters isn’t quite there yet. In the interim, we are making due by using text filters. So a user would type in 2018-01-01 in the dashboard filter and it will work in standard sql.