The INFORMATION_SCHEMA.CAPACITY_COMMITMENT_CHANGES view contains a near real-time list of all changes to capacity commitments within the administration project. Each row represents a single change to a single capacity commitment. For more information about reservation, see Commitments.

Required permission

To query the INFORMATION_SCHEMA.CAPACITY_COMMITMENT_CHANGES view, you need the bigquery.capacityCommitments.list Identity and Access Management (IAM) permission for the project. Each of the following predefined IAM roles includes the required permission:

  • roles/bigquery.resourceAdmin
  • roles/bigquery.resourceEditor
  • roles/bigquery.resourceViewer
  • roles/bigquery.user
  • roles/bigquery.admin

For more information about BigQuery permissions, see Access control with IAM.



Column name Data type Value
change_timestamp TIMESTAMP Time when the change occurred.
project_id STRING ID of the administration project.
project_number INTEGER Number of the administration project.
capacity_commitment_id STRING ID that uniquely identifies the capacity commitment.
commitment_plan STRING Commitment plan of the capacity commitment.
state STRING State the capacity commitment is in. Can be PENDING or ACTIVE.
slot_count INTEGER Slot count associated with the capacity commitment.
action STRING Type of event that occurred with the capacity commitment. Can be CREATE, UPDATE, or DELETE.
user_email STRING Email address of the user or subject of the workforce identity federation that made the change. google for changes made by Google. NULL if the email address is unknown.
commitment_start_time TIMESTAMP The start of the current commitment period. Only applicable for ACTIVE capacity commitments, otherwise this is NULL.
commitment_end_time TIMESTAMP The end of the current commitment period. Only applicable for ACTIVE capacity commitments, otherwise this is NULL.
failure_status RECORD For a FAILED commitment plan, provides the failure reason, otherwise this is NULL. RECORD consists of code and message.
renewal_plan STRING The plan this capacity commitment is converted to after commitment_end_time passes. After the plan is changed, the committed period is extended according to the commitment plan. Only applicable for ANNUAL and TRIAL commitments, otherwise this is NULL.
edition STRING The edition associated with this reservation. For more information about editions, see Introduction to BigQuery editions.
is_flat_rate BOOL Whether the commitment is associated with the legacy flat-rate capacity model or an edition. If FALSE, the current commitment is associated with an edition. If TRUE, the commitment is the legacy flat-rate capacity model.

Data retention

This view contains current capacity commitments and the deleted capacity commitments that are kept for a maximum of 41 days after which they are removed from the view.

Scope and syntax

Queries against this view must include a region qualifier. If you do not specify a regional qualifier, metadata is retrieved from all regions. The following table explains the region scope for this view:

View name Resource scope Region scope
Replace the following:

  • Optional: PROJECT_ID: the ID of your Google Cloud project. If not specified, the default project is used.
  • REGION: any dataset region name. For example, region-us.


The following query displays the user who has made the latest capacity commitment update to the current project within the specified date.

  change_timestamp BETWEEN '2021-09-30' AND '2021-10-01'
  change_timestamp DESC

The result is similar to the following:

|           user_email           |     change_timestamp    |
|     | 2021-09-30 09:30:00 UTC |