Configuring JDBC Accounts

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This account is used by the Snaps in the JDBC Snap Pack.

You can create an account from Designer or Manager. In Designer, when working on pipelines, every Snap that needs an account prompts you to create a new account or use an existing account. The accounts can be created in or used from:

  • Your private project folder: This folder contains the pipelines that will use the account.
  • Your Project Space’s shared folder: This folder is accessible to all the users that belong to the Project Space.
  • The global shared folder: This folder is accessible to all the users within an organization in the SnapLogic instance.

Account Configuration

In Manager, you can navigate to the required folder and create an account in it (see Accounts). To create an account for a generic JDBC driver:

  1. If you have not already done so, upload the JDBC driver for this database as a file for the specific project.
  2. Click Create, then select JDBC > Generic Database Account.
  3. Supply an account label.
  4. Supply the account properties for your database. 
  5. (Optional) Supply additional information on this account in the Notes field of the Info tab.
  6. Click Apply.

Avoid changing account credentials while pipelines using them are in progress. This may lead to unexpected results, including locking the account.

  • If you have several JDBC accounts, one to system A and one to system B, then you need to make sure all drivers can be loaded. If driver A fails to load for some reason, then driver B will always fail, even though it is a valid driver, as this is how the JDBC driver registry works. It loads all drivers and goes through them in sequence. If any driver fails on the way, all drivers loaded later will also fail. Once you fix the driver for the failing account, the JCC needs to be restarted.
  • To disable the mysql-cj-abandoned-connection-cleanup  thread that is generated by MySQL JDBC driver, use the latest version of MySQL (later than 8.0.22), and add -Dcom.mysql.cj.disableAbandonedConnectionCleanup=true to the jcc.jvm_options in the node properties under ‘Global Properties’.
  • If the Snap fails to connect to the database, it will retry three more times.

Account Encryption

Standard Encryption

If you are using Standard Encryption, the High sensitivity settings under Enhanced Encryption are followed.

Enhanced Encryption

If you have the Enhanced Account Encryption feature, the following describes which fields are encrypted for each sensitivity level selected for this account.


  • High: Password
  • Medium + High: Username, password
  • Low + Medium + High: Username, password, JDBC UR

Auto Commit with Execute Snaps

For a DB Execute Snap, assume that a stream of documents enters the input view of the Snap and the SQL statement property has JSON paths in the WHERE clause. If the number of documents are large, the Snap executes in more than one batches rather than executing one per each document. Each batch would contain a certain number of WHERE clause values. If Auto commit is turned on, a failure would only roll back the records in the current batch. If Auto commit is turned off, the entire operation would be rolled back. For a single execute statement (with no input view), the setting has no practical effect.

Active Directory authentication

SnapLogic supports Active Directory authentication for SQL server for driver JAR version mssql-jdbc-6.2.2-jre8.jar. Ensure that you have installed mssql-jdbc-6.2.2-jre8.jar file. Also, use the following configurations in Account Settings to configure Active Directory authentication:

SnapLogic supports Active Directory authentication for SQL Server using the User impersonation method. The prerequisites are as follows:

  • In the account settings, add the following to Url property name and Url property value:

    Url property name
    Url property value
  • In the account settings, enter your Active Directory Username and Password.

Connecting to Cassandra Database Using Cassandra Simba Driver

To connect to Cassandra database using the Cassandra Simba driver ensure that the appropriate Simba JAR files are installed based on the version of JDK in the Snaplex node. Contact your Org admin to know the JDK in the Snaplex node. To see which JAR version is to be used, see JDBC Install Guide for details.

 Aside from the JAR files, use the following configurations in the Account Settings when using the Cassandra Simba driver:

  • JDBC Driver class:  "com.simba.cassandra.jdbc42.Driver"
  • JDBC URL: jdbc:cassandra://<host>:<port>;AuthMech=1;UID=<user id>;PWD=<password>;DefaultKeyspace=<database name>
  • Database name: Auto detect

For JDK 8 and Above

  • For JDK 8 and above, use version 4.2 of the Cassandra Simba Driver
  • Of the JARs included with version 4.2, do not include the following since they are already provided as part of the Snap pack:
    • asm-5.0.3.jar
    • guava-16.0.1.jar
    • jackson-annotations-2.6.0.jar
    • jackson-core-2.6.3.jar
    • jackson-databind-2.6.3.jar
    • joda-time-2.9.1.jar
    • metrics-core-3.1.2.jar
    • snappy-java-
    • slf4j-api-1.7.7.jar
    • netty-transport-4.0.37.Final.jar
    • netty-handler-4.0.37.Final.jar
    • netty-common-4.0.37.Final.jar
    • netty-codec-4.0.37.Final.jar
    • netty-buffer-4.0.37.Final.jar


This section provides examples of JDBC connection details for different sources. Note that specifics may vary based on operating system or database version.


  • JDBC Driver Jar: terajdbc4_13.jar, tdgssconfig_13.jar
  • JDBC Driver Class: com.teradata.jdbc.TeraDriver
  • JDBC URL: jdbc:teradata://<host>:<port>/TMODE=ANSI,SHARSET=UTF8,DBS_PORT=1025

SAP Hana

  • JDBC Driver Jar: ngdbc.jar
  • JDBC Driver Class:
  • JDBC URL: jdbc:sap://<host>:<port>/?currentschema=<your HANA Schema> 


  • JDBC Driver Jar: jconn4.jar
  • JDBC Driver Class: com.sybase.jdbc4.jdbc.SybDriver
  • JDBC URL: dbc:sybase:Tds:<host>:<port2048>/<database> 


  • JDBC Driver Jar: 
  • JDBC Driver Class: sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver
  • JDBC URL: jdbc:odbc:ODBCConnectionName


Varies based on version.

See for general information on Hive JDBC Drivers for HiveServer2.


You will need to log into Informix with your IBM account to be able to download the Informix JDBC drivers and upload them into SnapLogic.


Snap Pack History

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Release Snap Pack VersionDateType  Updates
4.27main12833 Stable
4.26 main11181 StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.25 Patch425patches11008 Latest
  • Fixed an issue with Generic JDBC - Select Snap where if there are URL properties in the account, the unPooledConnection does not use the properties when creating a connection. This causes the auto-detect functionality to use the wrong database name.
  • Fixed an issue with MySQL and MariaDB in Generic JDBC - Update Snap when a table is incorrectly reported as not being found.
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.24 Patch4.24patches8903 Latest

Fixes the Pipeline execution failure issue when using the JDBC Snaps with a Microsoft Access account by setting the correct quotation handler for the configured account.


Enhances the Generic JDBC - Select Snap to return only the fields (provided in the Output Fields) in the output schema (second output view), through a new check box Fetch Output Fields In Schema. If the Output Fields property is empty all the columns are visible.

4.23 Patch423patches8027 Latest

Fixes the multiple connection issue in the JDBC Snap Pack that occurs when the Auto Detect field is enabled for each execution of the Snap by storing a copy of the database name.

4.23 Patch

423patches7800 Latest

Fixes an issue with JDBC account through a Test Query option that establishes a database connection upon using Auto detect option for the Database name.

  • Fixes an issue with the JDBC account that displays a connection is closed error when connecting with the SQL server.

  • Fixes an issue with the JDBC Snaps that fail while displaying the Invalid character '=' in value part of property error repeatedly when there is “=“ or ”:” in the JDBC URL connection.

4.22 Patch 422patches7246 Latest

Fixes the file descriptor error in the Snap Pack by removing logging exception which was causing log file spam.

4.22 Patch422patches6772 Latest

Fixes the issue with Auto detect in Generic JDBC - Execute Snap by implementing the JDBC Auto detect feature to use the correct database name.

StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.21 Patch421patches6272 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 Patch421patches6144 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 PatchMULTIPLE8841 Latest

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



StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.20 Patchjdbc8783 Latest

Fixes the Generic JDBC Execute Snap that adds the value of the previous column's field to a NULL field when SELECT queries having duplicate column names are run on the PostgreSQL database.

StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.19 Patch db/jdbc8405 Latest

Fixes an issue with the Generic JDBC - 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 '?'.
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.

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


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

  • Fixes an issue with the Generic JDBC 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 PatchMULTIPLE7123 Latest

Added two new properties, Number of retries and Retry interval, to Execute, Insert, Select, and Update Snaps that enables you to handle retry attempts during a connection failure.

StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.13 Patchjdbc5231 Latest

Added binding information for DB2 database connection on the Generic JDBC Snap Pack to ensure that pipelines correctly validate and execute.   

4.13 Patchjdbc5229 Latest

Added test connection query for SQLMX database in the JDBC Accounts to check if the database connection is valid.



StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.12 PatchMULTIPLE4744 Latest

Added support to execute multiple queries in a single batch for Snowflake, this patch affects Generic JDBC Execute. 



StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.



Adds 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 Patchjdbc3242 Latest

Addresses an issue in JDBC Execute Snap with functions not working (fixes by executing commit() at the end of the processing query).

4.9.0 Patchjdbc3205 Latest

Fixes auto-commit issue for PostgreSQL SELECT query.

4.9.0 Patch jdbc3133 Latest

Fixed error handling of the limit clause by adding Apache Derby support.

4.9.0 Patchjdbc3069 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.

StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.8.0 Patchjdbc2801 Latest

Addressed an issue with Generic JDBC - Execute Snap holding the resultset in memory, exhausting memory and causing a core dump.

4.8.0 Patchjdbc2753 Latest

Potential fix for JDBC deadlock issue.



  • Updated the default value for the property Min pool size to 0. 

  • Info tab added to accounts.

  • Database accounts now invalidate connection pools if account properties are modified and login attempts fail.
4.7 Patchjdbc2195 Latest

Fixed an issue for database Select Snaps regarding Limit rows not supporting an empty string from a pipeline parameter.



StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
  • Enhanced Generic JDBC Execute Snap to fully support SQL statements with/without expressions & SQL bind variables.

  • Resolved an issue in Generic JDBC Insert Snap that caused unexpectedly failures on Snowflake and connecting to DB2.

  • Resolved an issue in Generic JDBC Select Snap that caused errors with Teradata database instance.

  • Resolved an issue in Generic JDBC Select Snap with Snowflake account that caused an error when auto-commit was not selected.

  • Resolved an issue in Generic JDBC Select Snap with Snowflake account that caused an error when a merge statement was used in the Snap.

Known Issue:

  • JDBC Insert: "The Maximum Possible Row Length in the Table is too Large" error message: You will see this message if trying to insert data into Teradata that is larger than Teradata can handle (rows are limited to approximately 64,000 bytes). Workaround: Use smaller default column size, e.g., 32000 bytes.




Resolved an issue with JDBC Select failing with a syntax error when special characters were used.



  • Verified Generic JDBC Snaps connections to Hive. See JDBC Account for configuration information. SELECT and INSERT are supported. SnapLogic does not support UPDATE, DELETE, or MERGE due to limitations in the drivers. 

  • Resolved an issue in Generic JDBC Insert Snap that occurred when inserting records in batches. 

  • Resolved an issue in Generic JDBC Insert Snap that occurred because of an SQL execution (internal) error.

  • Resolved an issue in Generic JDBC Select Snap that occurred because of an SQL query execution. 

4.4.1N/A Stable
  • Added expression support to the Where clause property for Select Snaps.

  • Resolved an issue with the JDBC Select Snap failing with Teradata because of a Limit Offset.

  • Resolved an issue with JDBC Execute failing to execute a create or replace table statement with Snowflake.

  • Resolved issues with JDBC Insert Snap:

    • Failing to create a table when Create table if not present is selected.

    • An exception occurred when attempting to insert record containing date columns into Teradata.

4.4N/A StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.3.2N/A Stable

Resolved an issue with Generic JDBC Update updating null into database when an invalid string value is provided as input for time datatype.

  • New! Generic JDBC SELECT Snap

  • New! Generic JDBC UPDATE Snap

  • Feature: JDBC Snaps - add a new property 'Database name' to JDBC Account

  • Defect: JDBC Execute Snap fails in preview for Oracle timestamp data type

  • Defect: JDBC Insert to Snowflake throws an error

  • Defect: Generic JDBC Execute with JDBC4OLAP drivers to connect to Essbase resulted in com.sun.xml.internal.messaging.saaj.SOAPExceptionImpl: Unable to parse content type: null

  • Ignore empty result added to Execute Snap. The option will not write any document to the output view for select statements producing no results.

  • Addressed an issue with idle timeouts.

  • Resolved an issue in JDBC Execute throwing an exception, unable to get driver.

  • Resolved Generic JDBC Execute not working with value substitution.

  • Resolved JDBC Execute unable to read CLOB columns via jTDS/JDBC.