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Create the gcp argument of tar_resources() to specify optional settings for Google Cloud Storage for targets with tar_target(..., repository = "gcp"). See the format argument of tar_target() for details.


  bucket = targets::tar_option_get("resources")$gcp$bucket,
  prefix = targets::tar_option_get("resources")$gcp$prefix,
  predefined_acl = targets::tar_option_get("resources")$gcp$predefined_acl,
  max_tries = targets::tar_option_get("resources")$gcp$max_tries,
  verbose = targets::tar_option_get("resources")$gcp$verbose



Character of length 1, name of an existing bucket to upload and download the return values of the affected targets during the pipeline.


Character of length 1, "directory path" in the bucket where your target object and metadata will go. Please supply an explicit prefix unique to your targets project. In the future, targets will begin requiring explicitly user-supplied prefixes. (This last note was added on 2023-08-24: targets version


Character of length 1, user access to the object. See ?googleCloudStorageR::gcs_upload for possible values. Defaults to "private".


Positive integer of length 1, number of tries accessing a network resource on GCP.


Logical of length 1, whether to print extra messages like progress bars during uploads and downloads. Defaults to FALSE.


Object of class "tar_resources_gcp", to be supplied to the gcp argument of tar_resources().


See the cloud storage section of for details for instructions.


Functions tar_target() and tar_option_set() each takes an optional resources argument to supply non-default settings of various optional backends for data storage and high-performance computing. The tar_resources() function is a helper to supply those settings in the correct manner.

In targets version 0.12.2 and above, resources are inherited one-by-one in nested fashion from tar_option_get("resources"). For example, suppose you set tar_option_set(resources = tar_resources(aws = my_aws)), where my_aws equals tar_resources_aws(bucket = "x", prefix = "y"). Then, tar_target(data, get_data() will have bucket "x" and prefix "y". In addition, if new_resources equals tar_resources(aws = tar_resources_aws(bucket = "z"))), then tar_target(data, get_data(), resources = new_resources) will use the new bucket "z", but it will still use the prefix "y" supplied through tar_option_set(). (In targets 0.12.1 and below, options like prefix do not carry over from tar_option_set() if you supply non-default resources to tar_target().)


# Somewhere in you target script file (usually _targets.R):
  format = "qs",
  repository = "gcp",
  resources = tar_resources(
    gcp = tar_resources_gcp(bucket = "yourbucketname"),
    qs = tar_resources_qs(preset = "fast")
#> Warning: Please supply an explicit prefix for you target object data and metadata. The prefix should be unique to your `targets` project. In the future, `targets` will begin requiring explicitly user-supplied prefixes. This warning was added on 2023-08-24 (`targets` version
#> <tar_stem> 
#>   name: name 
#>   description:  
#>   command:
#>     command() 
#>   format: qs 
#>   repository: gcp 
#>   iteration method: vector 
#>   error mode: stop 
#>   memory mode: persistent 
#>   storage mode: main 
#>   retrieval mode: main 
#>   deployment mode: worker 
#>   priority: 0 
#>   resources:
#>     gcp: <environment>
#>     qs: <environment> 
#>   cue:
#>     mode: thorough
#>     command: TRUE
#>     depend: TRUE
#>     format: TRUE
#>     repository: TRUE
#>     iteration: TRUE
#>     file: TRUE
#>     seed: TRUE 
#>   packages:
#>     targets
#>     stats
#>     graphics
#>     grDevices
#>     utils
#>     datasets
#>     methods
#>     base 
#>   library:
#>     NULL