SQL Server Snap Pack

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Overview

Use the SQL Server Snap Pack to connect to your SQL Server database and achieve read and write access to its objects. 

Use Snaps in this Snap Pack to:

  • Get a list of tables in a database.

  • Lookup records in the target table and return a selected set of fields.

  • Fetch data from a database.

  • Execute SQL statements to delete, update, merge or insert data into a specified table.

  • You cannot use pipeline parameters within your SQL statement. If you need to use parameters, connect a Mapper Snap before the SQL Snap and provide the values.

  • TIMESTAMP datatype in SQL Server is not supported. According to the Microsoft official document, "The timestamp syntax is deprecated. This feature will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using this feature in new development work, and plan to modify applications that currently use this feature."

  • The SQL Server Snaps express time up to the millisecond for date/time values, for example, 2019-11-05T00:34:55.007.

The SQL Server Snap Pack is upgraded to the Microsoft JDBC Driver 12.2.0.jre11 for SQL Server. Existing pipelines that do not use the default driver (bundled with the SQL Server Snap Pack) are not impacted. If you want to use NTLM or other authentications with the latest default driver (where the DLL file is mandatory), then you must copy the DLL file to the Snaplex path.

Support Versions

This Snap Pack is tested against the following SQL Server versions:

  • 11.00.2100

  • 12.0.20008

  • 13.0.4224.16

  • 14.0.1000.169 (Windows AD)

  • 16.0

This Snap Pack supports SQL Server 2008 to 2016. 


Snap Pack History

Release 

Snap Pack Version

Date

Type

Updates

February 2024

main25112

Feb 14, 2024

Stable

Updated and certified against the current SnapLogic Platform release.

November 2023

main23721

Nov 8, 2023

Stable

Updated and certified against the current SnapLogic Platform release.

August 2023

434patches22758

Sep 11, 2023

Latest

Fixed an issue with the SQL Server Stored Procedure and Table List Snaps that caused no retries to be executed even if you select the number of retries in the UI when a custom JDBC driver was used.

August 2023

434patches22579

Aug 22, 2023

Latest

Improved the SQL Server Bulk Load Snap to reduce the chance of causing a deadlock error.

August 2023

main22460

Aug 16, 2023

Stable

The SQL Server - Execute Snap now includes a new Query type field. When Auto is selected, the Snap tries to determine the query type automatically.

May 2023

433patches22090

Aug 8, 2023

Latest

The SQL Server Stored Procedure and SQL Server Table List Snaps now support the retry functionality.

May 2023

433patches21808

Jul 13, 2023

Latest

  • The SQL Server Snap Pack is upgraded to the latest version of the Microsoft JDBC Driver 12.2.0.jre11 for SQL Server:

    • Pipelines using the default JAR in the SQL server accounts might fail after the driver upgrade because the latest driver is backward-incompatible. To prevent your accounts from failing, reconfigure the URL properties field in account settings as follows:

      trustServerCertificate = true

    • Pipelines NOT using the default driver (bundled with the SQL Server Snap Pack) will not fail.
      Note: This update will be a part of the stable distribution with the GA release on August 9, 2023.
      Learn more about the SQL Server driver upgrade: FAQ for Upgrading to SQL Server JDBC Driver 12.2.0

  • Fixed an issue with the SQL Server Insert Snap that was causing performance degradation between GA release 4.32 and 4.33 if the network connection between the Groundplex and the database server was slow.

May 2023

433patches21386

Jun 8, 2023 

-

The SQL Server Snap Pack is upgraded to the latest version of the Microsoft JDBC Driver 12.2.0.jre11 for SQL Server:

  • Pipelines using the default JAR in the SQL server accounts might fail after the driver upgrade because the latest driver is backward-incompatible. To prevent your accounts from failing, reconfigure the URL properties field in account settings as follows:

    trustServerCertificate = true

  • Pipelines NOT using the default driver (bundled with the SQL Server Snap Pack) will not fail.

The Microsoft JDBC Driver 12.2.0.jre11 for SQL Server included in the SQL Server Snap Pack is currently NOT available with the latest distribution. However, you can still consume this patch through 433patches21386. This update is scheduled to be included in the upcoming distribution release on July 12, 2023, and will be a part of the stable distribution with the GA release on August 9, 2023.

May 2023

433patches21119

May 15, 2023 

Latest

Updated the Bulk Load Snap to preserve empty strings as empty strings and null as nulls.

May 2023

main21015

May 10, 2023 

Stable

Upgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.

February 2023

main19844

Feb 9, 2023 

Stable

Upgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.

November 2022

431patches19263

Dec 19, 2022 

Latest

The SQL Server Insert Snap no longer no longer includes the Preserve case-sensitivity checkbox because the database is case-insensitive. The database stores the data regardless of whether the columns in the target table and the input data are in mixed, lower, or upper case.

November 2022

431patches19268

Dec 14, 2022 

Latest

The SQL Server-Insert Snap now displays the error, Number overflow: <number> (instead of Batch operation failed) when inserting a number into tinyinit column.

November 2022

431patches19234

Dec 9, 2022 

Latest

A memory leak in the SQL Server Stored Procedure Snap is fixed. The Snap now clears the closed connections from memory and retains the open connections.

November 2022

431patches19000

Nov 12, 2022 

Stable/Latest

The SQL Server accounts failed with a certificate error on Windows Snaplexes when using the default SQL driver with the 4.31 main18944 build. This patch addresses the certificate error issue.

November 2022

main18944

Nov 10, 2022 

Stable

The MySQL Insert Snap now creates the target table only from the table metadata of the second input view when the following conditions are met:

  • The Create table if not present checkbox is selected.

  • The target table does not exist.

  • The table metadata is provided in the second input view.

August 2022

430patches17064

Aug 25, 2022 

Latest

The SQL Server - Select Snap now has the Convert rowversion datatype to integer checkbox to support the ROWVERSION data type. Select this checkbox to display the ROWVERSION data type as integers in the output.

4.30 Patch

430patches17368

Aug 19, 2022 

Latest

The SQL Server Execute Snap containing an explicit SQL transaction now works as expected when using a default JDBC driver.

August 2022

main17386

Aug 11, 2022 

Stable

Upgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.

4.29 Patch

429patches16235

Jul 21, 2022 

Latest

Fixed an issue with SQL Server Execute Snap where the Snap did not display a valid error message when the delete condition is invalid.

4.29

main15993

May 14, 2022 

Stable

Enhanced the SQL Server - Bulk Load Snap with the Batch Size field to process records in a batch.

4.28 Patch

428patches14649

Mar 25, 2022 

Latest

Enhanced the SQL Server - Select and SQL Server - Lookup Snaps with Option for Unique Identifier Column that allows you to convert the case to lower or upper while displaying the Unique Identifier output (display) value.

4.28

main14627

Feb 12, 2022 

Stable

Updated the label for Delete Condition to Delete Condition (Truncates Table if empty) in the SQL Server Delete Snap.

4.27

main12833

Nov 13, 2021 

Stable

Enhanced the SQL Server - Execute Snap to invoke stored procedures.

4.26 Patch

426patches12535

Nov 5, 2021

Latest

Fixed an issue in the SQL Server Bulk Load snap where boolean data type failed to load into BIT field.

4.26

main11181

Aug 14, 2021 

Stable

Upgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.

4.25 Patch

425patches10797

Jul 23, 2021 

Latest

Fixed an issue with the SQL Server - Bulk Load Snap where the Snap fails when the login password contains a colon or a less than (<) symbol.

4.25

main9554

May 8, 2021 

Stable

Upgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.

4.24 Patch

424patches8657

Mar 24, 2021 

Latest

Enhances the SQL Server - Select Snap by introducing a new field, Query Hints, which helps to customize and optimize the database engine to process query statements.

4.24

main8556

Feb 13, 2021

Stable

  • Enhances the SQL Server - Select Snap to return only the selected output fields or columns in the output schema (second output view) using the Fetch Output Fields In Schema check box. If the Output Fields field is empty all the columns are visible.

  • Enhances the SQL Server - Stored Procedure to accept parameters from input documents by column keys. If the values are empty, the parameters are populated based on the column keys for easier mapping in the upstream Mapper Snap.

4.23 Patch

423patches8190

Jan 20, 2021 

Latest

Fixes an issue with SQL Server - Execute to handle SQL statements that begin with special characters.

4.23

main7430

Nov 14, 2020 

Stable

Enhances the accounts in this Snap Pack to allow Windows-based (Active Directory) authentication and user impersonation for SQL Server user accounts.

4.22 Patch

422patches6728

Sep 17, 2020 

Latest

Enhances the SQL Server Snap pack to allow Windows (Active Directory) based authentication and user impersonation for SQL Server user accounts.

4.22

main6403

Sep 12, 2020 

Stable

Upgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.

4.21 Patch

421patches6272

Jul 27, 2020 

Latest

Fixes the issue where Snowflake SCD2 Snap generates two output documents despite no changes to Cause-historization fields with DATE, TIME and TIMESTAMP Snowflake data types, and with Ignore unchanged rows field selected.

4.21 Patch

421patches6144

Jul 20, 2020 

Latest

Fixes the following issues with DB Snaps:

  • The connection thread waits indefinitely causing the subsequent connection requests to become unresponsive.

  • Connection leaks occur during Pipeline execution.

4.21 Patch

MULTIPLE8841

May 19, 2020 

Latest

Fixes the connection issue in Database Snaps by detecting and closing open connections after the Snap execution ends. 

4.21 Patch 

db/sqlserver8837

May 19, 2020 

Latest

Fixed the SQL Server - Stored Procedure Snap to support the UUID datatype.

4.21

snapsmrc542

May 9, 2020 

Stable

Upgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.

4.20 Patch 

db/sqlserver8793

Apr 7, 2020 

Latest

Fixed an issue in the SQL Server - Insert Snap due to which the Snap failed to load values of data type INT.

4.20 Patch 

db/sqlserver8796

Apr 10, 2020 

Latest

Fixed the SQL Server - Bulk Load Snap to mask the password in the logged exception messages. 

4.20

snapsmrc535

Feb 8, 2020 

Stable

Upgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.

4.19 Patch 

db/sqlserver8413

Dec 13, 2019 

Latest

Fixed an issue with the SQL Server - Update Snap wherein the Snap is unable to perform operations when:

  • An expression is used in the Update condition property.

  • Input data contain the character '?'.

4.19

snaprsmrc528

Nov 14, 2019 

Stable

Upgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.

4.18 Patch

 db/sqlserver7989

Oct 7, 2019 

Latest

Fixed an issue in the SQL Server - Merge Snap wherein identity columns are not handled correctly. Also, added a field, Enable Identity Insert, that enables you to insert values into an identity column.

4.18

snapsmrc523

Aug 10, 2019 

Stable

  • Added support for SQL Server account Active Directory authentication for SQL server for driver JAR version mssql-jdbc-6.2.2-jre8.jar.

  • Reverts a 4.17-patch (db/sqlserver7394) update regarding how BIT and BOOLEAN column data type values are displayed. They now display as true or false (4.17 GA behavior in snapsmrc515) rather than converting to 0 or 1 values (4.17-patch behavior).

4.17 Patch

MULTIPLE7479

Jul 18, 2019 

Latest

Fixed an issue with the SQL Server - Lookup Snap wherein it fails a UUID search.

4.17

ALL7402

Jun 11, 2019 

Latest

Pushed automatic rebuild of the latest version of each Snap Pack to SnapLogic UAT and Elastic servers.

4.17

snapsmrc515

Jun 11, 2019 

Latest

  • Fixed an issue with the SQL Server Execute Snap wherein the Snap would send the input document to the output view even if the Pass through field is not selected in the Snap configuration. With this fix, the Snap sends the input document to the output view, under the key original, only if you select the Pass through field.

  • Added the Snap Execution field to all Standard-mode Snaps. In some Snaps, this field replaces the existing Execute during preview check box.

4.16 Patch

 db/sqlserver6981

Mar 20, 2019 

Latest

Fixed an issue of slow performance in SQL Server Snaps while using SQL Server Dynamic account type. 

4.16 Patch 

db/sqlserver6818

Feb 22, 2019 

Latest

Fixed an issue with the Lookup Snap passing data simultaneously to output and error views when some values contained spaces at the end.

4.16

snapsmrc508

Feb 16, 2019 

Stable

Upgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.

4.15 Patch

 db/sqlserver6337

Dec 5, 2018 

Latest

Replaced Max idle time and Idle connection test period properties with Max life time and Idle Timeout properties respectively, in the Account configuration. The new properties fix the connection release issues that were occurring due to default/restricted DB Account settings.

4.15

snapsmrc500

Dec 15, 2018 

Stable

Upgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.

4.14 Patch 

db/sqlserver5912

Oct 3, 2018 

Latest

Fixed an issue to parse the right data type and display it in the input schema for SQL Server Snap..

4.14 Patch 

db/sqlserver5665

Aug 13, 2018 

Latest

Implemented a connection retry logic in the SQL Server account to resolve the connection loss issue in a customer's org.

4.14

snapsmrc490

Aug 11, 2018 

Stable

Upgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.

4.13

snapsmrc486

May 12, 2018 

Stable

Upgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.

4.12

snapsmrc480

Feb 17, 2018 

Stable

Upgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.

4.11 Patch 

db/sqlserver4388

Dec 8, 2017 

Latest

Fixed an issue with the Stored Procedure Snap that does not maintain the columns' order on the output as per table's definition.

4.11 Patch

 db/sqlserver4288

Nov 18, 2017 

Latest

 SQL Server Snap Pack - Fixed an issue when inserting a valid NaN value into a column.

4.11

snapsmrc465

Nov 11, 2017 

Stable

Upgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.

4.10 Patch

sqlserver3953

Sep 21, 2017 

Latest

Fixed an issue where the SQL Server Stored Procedure gets hanged when more than one Snap existed in the pipeline each processing greater than 1K documents.

4.10

snapsmrc414

Aug 12, 2017 

Stable

Added Auto commit property to the Select and Execute Snaps at the Snap level to support overriding of the Auto commit property at the Account level.

4.9.0 Patch

sqlserver3224

Jul 6, 2017 

Latest

Addressed an issue with SQL Server - Bulk Load execution even with 0 input documents

4.9.0 Patch

sqlserver3076

Jun 1, 2017 

Latest

Fixed an issue regarding connection not closed after login failure; Expose autocommit for "Select into" statement in PostgreSQL Execute Snap and Redshift Execute Snap

4.9

snapsmrc405

May 13, 2017 

Stable

Upgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.

4.8.0 Patch

sqlserver2803

Apr 10, 2017 

Latest

Addressed an issue with slow performance with Bulk Load BCP.

4.8.0 Patch

sqlserver2761

Mar 27, 2017 

Latest

Potential fix for JDBC deadlock issue.

4.8.0 Patch

sqlserver2706

Feb 27, 2017 

Latest

Fixed SQL Server Snap Pack rendering dates that are one hour off from the date returned by database query for non-UTC Snaplexes.

4.8

snapsmrc398

Feb 11, 2017 

Stable

Upgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.

4.7

snapsmrc382

Nov 23, 2016 

Stable

  • Extended support for SQL Server Dynamic accounts.

  • Updated the SQL Server Stored Procedure Snap with the Pass through field. 

4.6

snapsmrc362

Aug 13, 2016 

Stable

  • Resolved an issue in SQL Server Bulk Load Snap that caused BCP program related failures.

  • Enhanced to fully support SQL statements with/without expressions & SQL bind variables.

  • Resolved an issue that caused failures when executing merge statements.

4.5.1

snapsmrc344

May 18, 2016 

Latest

Upgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.

4.5

snapsmrc344

May 18, 2016 

Stable

  • Resolved an issue in SQL Server Execute Snap that erroneously reported a database/schema mismatch during Snap/pipeline execution.

  • Resolved an issue in SQL Server Lookup Snap that occurred when handling case-insensitive field values.

4.4.1

NA

Mar 18, 2016 

Latest

  • Introduced the SQL Bulk Load in this release.