GCS Create Bucket



Use this tool to create a bucket in Google Cloud storage.

To use this tool, define a Google Cloud Storage bucket in your metadata, and add it to the tool as the target to create.


  1. Add the process action TOOL GCS Create Bucket from the Process Palette, under the Tools section.

  2. Select a target:

    • Drag and drop one of the following Google Cloud Storage metadata nodes onto the <TARGET> field of the tool:

      • Storage

      • Bucket

  3. Set other tool parameters as needed.

The tool inherits parameters from the metadata node you drag onto it.

XPath Expression For Target is the only mandatory field. When you leave other parameters empty, the tool fetches their values from the bucket referenced by XPath Expression For Target.


Name Default Description

XPath Expression For Target


A valid XPath expression referencing a bucket to use as a target. The expression can return a storage, bucket, or folder node from a Google Cloud Storage metadata object.

When the returned reference is a bucket, the lifecyle rules and labels you defined in the xDI metadata apply to this bucket.

Bucket Name

Manual entry of the name of the bucket to create.

Storage Class

Sets the storage class of the created bucket.


Sets the location of the created bucket.

Requester Pays

Sets the Requester Pays feature for the created bucket.

Retention Period

Sets the Retention Period feature for the created bucket.

Versioning Enabled

Sets the versioning feature for the created bucket.