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Trifacta Dataprep


If you licensed Dataprep by Trifacta before Oct. 14, 2020, you are using the Dataprep by Trifacta Legacy product edition. On October 14, 2022, this product edition will be decommissioned by Google and will be no longer available for use. Current customers of this product edition are encouraged to transition to one of the product editions hosted by Trifacta. See Product Editions.



Dataprep by Trifacta is a third-party service integrated with Google Cloud Platform. This section describes the requirements for enabling the product and how to disable it in your projects if needed.

Enable Dataprep

After it is authorized, Dataprep by Trifacta only accesses project data when permitted by the user in the following ways:

  • Browse and preview project data
  • Read project data into  Dataprep by Trifacta for transformation purposes
  • Write results of jobs back to the project
  • Attach service accounts in your project to Dataflow jobs used for transformation.

All project data is read from and written to user-owned projects.

NOTE:  No BigQuery or Cloud Storage data is stored by Dataprep by Trifacta or by Trifacta.

Cloud Storage bucket

When  Dataprep by Trifacta is enabled in your project, Google creates a  Cloud Storage bucket for you. Your project is automatically provisioned to use this bucket. 

NOTE: This bucket is created by Google and is not under the control of Trifacta. It is associated with a specific project.

NOTE: This bucket is created in a region within the United States.

During enablement in the project, you may receive a Failed: Create bucket error. If your enterprise permissions do not permit the creation of a bucket in the United States, then please create a bucket with the following naming convention:


The designation information can be any accepted value. 

Enable per Project

Access is created and enabled on a per-project basis.


  1. Access a project where you are the project owner.
  2. In the Google Cloud Console, navigate to the product:
  3. The project owner must authorize Google to share certain customer information with Trifacta:

    Figure: Share account information

  4. Click Agree and Continue.

Access to project data

The project owner must also enable  Dataprep by Trifacta access to project data:

Figure: Allow access to project data

Click Allow.

Dataprep service and roles

To enable access, Google Cloud Console creates a service account that belongs to the Dataprep by Trifacta service and supplies it with read/write access to Dataflow, Cloud Storage, and BigQuery in the Google Cloud project. For more information, see  Dataprep Roles→dataprep.serviceAgent .

IAM service accounts. The roles/dataprep.serviceAgent role that is granted during product activation includes the roles/iam.serviceAccountUser role. This role enables access to all service accounts in the project, including service accounts that may be created in the future.

For more information, see Required Dataprep User Permissions.

Launch Dataprep

After the project owner has enabled Dataprep by Trifacta for a project, users who are granted the roles/dataprep.user role for the project can access the product.

When a user launches the product in a project for the first time, the user must complete the following:

  1. Log in to a Google account.
  2. Accept the Terms of Service.
  3. Choose a  Cloud Storage bucket to use with the product.

For each project to which you have access, these steps must be performed the first time that you access the product.

Disable Dataprep

Disabling Dataprep by Trifacta is not reversible. You cannot undo this operation.

  • Disabling services used by Dataprep by Trifacta triggers the removal of all Dataflow assets from the product.
  • All is permanently deleted and cannot be retrieved.
  • Services used by Dataprep by Trifacta include (and not limited to) Dataflow and Compute Engine.

Disable Dataprep for a project

When  Dataprep by Trifacta is disabled in a project, it is disabled for all users in a project. If a project owner disables Dataprep by Trifacta:

  • Each project user retains access to data (including transformed data) stored within user-owned Google Cloud projects (for example, raw or transformed data stored in Cloud Storage or BigQuery).
  • Dataprep by Trifacta can no longer access project data, and users can no longer view or transform project data through the product.
  • All metadata associated with the product is queued for purging in 30 days.
    • Within this 30-day window,  Dataprep by Trifacta can be restored for use with the project by the project owner.
    • For more information on this process, see Wipe Out Dataprep Data

NOTE: If you have provided Dataprep by Trifacta with access to datasets or resources outside of the current project, disabling the product does not remove those permissions. Those permissions must be removed manually. For more information, see

NOTE: When you disable the product in your project, the Cloud Storage bucket associated with the product is untouched. That data remains.

Steps to disable through Trifacta application for the current project:

  1. In the menu in the Trifacta application, select User menu > Admin console > Project settings. For more information, see Dataprep Project Settings Page.

  2. In the Project Settings page, click Disable Dataprep.
  3. This link redirects you to the Google Console. 
  4. In the Google Console URL, verify that the project for which you wish to disable  Dataprep by Trifacta is selected.
  5. You can navigate to the following location:
  6. The following dialog is displayed:

    Figure: Disable Dataprep in this project

  7. To disable use of  Dataprep by Trifacta in the selected project, click Disable.

  8. The product is disabled for your project.

Restore Dataprep by Trifacta in project where it was disabled:

NOTE: After Dataprep by Trifacta has been disabled in your project, the Trifacta data in the project is marked for purging. This data is retained for a period of time before it is permanently removed. For more information on purging and restoring data, see Wipe Out Dataprep Data.

Disable billing in Marketplace

If you are no longer using the  Dataprep by Trifacta at all, you must disable it through the Marketplace.

You will continue to be billed for the Dataprep by Trifacta Service according to the terms of your contract until the Service is disabled in the Marketplace.

For more information, see

Forced Cancellations

Some changes to the billing for your project have been known to cause cancellations of  Dataprep by Trifacta in your project. These cancellations are submitted from Google, Inc. to  Trifacta without additional information. 

NOTE: If you have received an unexpected cancellation of Dataprep by Trifacta for a project, please contact Google Support.

Typically, the solution is to re-enable the product for your project.

See Also for Enable or Disable Dataprep:

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