Update an online store

You can update the online serving configuration for an online store created for Bigtable online serving. For example, you can update the maximum and minimum numbers of serving nodes.

While creating or updating an online store, you have the option to add user-defined metadata in the form of labels to the online store. For more information about how to update user-defined labels for an online store, see Update labels for an online store.

Before you begin

Authenticate to Vertex AI, unless you've done so already.

To use the REST API samples on this page in a local development environment, you use the credentials you provide to the gcloud CLI.

    Install the Google Cloud CLI, then initialize it by running the following command:

    gcloud init

For more information, see Authenticate for using REST in the Google Cloud authentication documentation.

Update an online store instance

Use the following sample to update the scaling options in an online store instance created for Bigtable online serving.


To update a FeatureOnlineStore resource, send a PATCH request by using the featureOnlineStores.patch method.

Before using any of the request data, make the following replacements:

  • LOCATION_ID: Region where the online store is located, such as us-central1.
  • PROJECT_ID: Your project ID.
  • FEATUREONLINESTORE_NAME: The name of the online store that you want to update.

HTTP method and URL:

PATCH https://LOCATION_ID-aiplatform.googleapis.com/v1/projects/PROJECT_ID/locations/LOCATION_ID/featureOnlineStores/FEATUREONLINESTORE_NAME

Request JSON body:

  "bigtable": {
    "auto_scaling": {
      "min_node_count": 1,
      "max_node_count": 3,
      "cpu_utilization_target": 50

To send your request, choose one of these options:


Save the request body in a file named request.json, and execute the following command:

curl -X PATCH \
-H "Authorization: Bearer $(gcloud auth print-access-token)" \
-H "Content-Type: application/json; charset=utf-8" \
-d @request.json \


Save the request body in a file named request.json, and execute the following command:

$cred = gcloud auth print-access-token
$headers = @{ "Authorization" = "Bearer $cred" }

Invoke-WebRequest `
-Method PATCH `
-Headers $headers `
-ContentType: "application/json; charset=utf-8" `
-InFile request.json `
-Uri "https://LOCATION_ID-aiplatform.googleapis.com/v1/projects/PROJECT_ID/locations/LOCATION_ID/featureOnlineStores/FEATUREONLINESTORE_NAME" | Select-Object -Expand Content

You should receive a JSON response similar to the following:

  "name": "projects/PROJECT_NUMBER/locations/LOCATION_ID/featureOnlineStores/FEATUREONLINESTORE_NAME/operations/OPERATION_ID",
  "metadata": {
    "@type": "type.googleapis.com/google.cloud.aiplatform.v1.UpdateFeatureOnlineStoreOperationMetadata",
    "genericMetadata": {
      "createTime": "2023-09-18T17:49:23.847496Z",
      "updateTime": "2023-09-18T17:49:23.847496Z"
  "done": true,
  "response": {
    "@type": "type.googleapis.com/google.cloud.aiplatform.v1.FeatureView",
    "name": "projects/PROJECT_NUMBER/locations/LOCATION_ID/featureOnlineStores/FEATUREONLINESTORE_NAME"

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