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Connecting Google Cloud Storage with SAP DataIntelligence & Python

The blog assumes that you have access to a Google Cloud account and have created a project  and a DataIntelligence 3.1 or higher instance.

  1. Login to your Google Cloud Storage Account
  2. Navigate to IAM – Service Accounts

3. For your project this shows the existing service accounts. If you do not have a service account. Create one.

4. Choose a service account with existing keys or create a key using

5. Download the key in Json format on your local machine. This can be done by clicking on ‘Add key’ Make a note of the project name


Now invoke Connection Management from SAP DI

Create a new connection of type Google Cloud Storage

The project id should exactly match the project id from GCP

Provide the key file downloaded in json format

For more details refer help


Test the Connection!

You should also be able to browse this connection using the DataIntelligence Metadata Explorer and view the bucket contents.

Connecting GCS using Python

Using ML Scenario manager and notebooks you can connect to GCS using Python Notebook

Upload the json key file to DataIntelligence. Here we uploaded it to /vrep/mlup

Type in the following code

from gcloud import storage
from oauth2client.service_account import ServiceAccountCredentials
import os
import json
from google.oauth2 import service_account

project_id = 'sap-digitalman*****'
bucket_name = 'ifn***'
with open('/vrep/mlup/sap-digitalmanu*****.json') as json_file:
    credentials_dict = json.load(json_file)
#credentials_dict = json.load('/vrep/mlup/sap-digitalmanu*****.json')
credentials = ServiceAccountCredentials.from_json_keyfile_dict(credentials_dict)
client = storage.Client(credentials=credentials, project='project_id')
bucket = client.get_bucket(bucket_name)
blobs = bucket.list_blobs()
for blob in blobs:

you may have to install

pip install –upgrade google-cloud-storage

pip install –upgrade gcloud

in case of missing modules

The output should list the bucket contents.


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    • One update from my side:

      I tried yesterday again to connect to GCS using the above Python code in a Jupiter Notebook, but it failed with the following error message:

      Deprecated GCS module

      As you can see in the error message the module oauth2client has been deprecated and can hence not be recognized as such.

      instead imported the google.oauth2 library from which I used the module service_account and adapted slightly the code as below:

      Hope this helps in case you run in a similar issue.