PostgreSQL - Lookup

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This Snap provides functionality to lookup records in the target Postgres table and returns a selected set of fields for every matched record. The Snap executes one request per multiple input documents to avoid making a request for every input record.

JSON paths can be used in the Snap properties and will have values from an incoming document substituted into the properties. However, documents missing values for a given JSON path will be written to the Snap's error view. After a query is executed, the query's results are merged into the incoming document.

Queries produced by the Snap have the format:

SELECT [Output fields] FROM [Table name] WHERE
[C1 = V11 AND C2 = V21 AND...[Cn = Vn1] OR
[C1 = V12 AND C2 = V22 AND...[Cn = Vn2] OR 
......................................  OR
[Cn = V1n AND Cm = V2m AND...[Cn = Vnm]

The Snap ignores any duplicated lookup condition in the input document stream since it maintains a cache for lookup conditions internally.

Expected upstream Snaps:  Any Snap which produces Document(s) in the output view, e.g. CSV Parser, JSON Parser, Structure, Data, etc.

Expected downstream Snaps:  Any Snap which receives Document(s) in the input view, e.g. JSON Formatter, Structure, Data, etc. CSV Formatter will cause an error since the output data is not a flattened Map data.

Expected input:  Each document in the input view should contain a Map data of key-value entries. Input data may contain values needed to evaluate expressions in the Object type, Output fields, and Conditions properties. If the Pass-through on no lookup match property is unchecked, please make sure input data types match column data types in the database table. Otherwise, you may encounter an error message "Cannot find an input data which is related to the output record .....". If the error view is open, all input data in the batch are routed to the error view with the same error information.

Expected output:  Each document in the output view contains a Map data of key-value entries, where keys are the Output fields property values. The input data that has produced the corresponding output data is also included in the output data under the "original" key.



Support and limitations:

Works in Ultra Task Pipelines with pass-through.


This Snap uses account references created on the Accounts page of SnapLogic Manager to handle access to this endpoint. See Configuring PostgreSQL Accounts for information on setting up this type of account.

InputThis Snap allows exactly one document input view. Each document should have values for one AND clause in the WHERE statement.

This Snap has exactly one document output view. The output document includes the corresponding input data under the "original" key. If there are no results from the query, each output field will have a null value. 

ErrorThis Snap has at most one error view and produces zero or more documents in the view.



Required. The name for the Snap. You can modify this to be more specific, especially if you have more than one of the same Snap in your pipeline.

Schema name

The database schema name. Selecting a schema filters the Table name list to show only those tables within the selected schema.

The values can be passed using the pipeline parameters but not the upstream parameter.

Example: SYS

Default value: [None]

Table name

Required. Enter or select the name of the table to execute the lookup query on.

The values can be passed using the pipeline parameters but not the upstream parameter.

Example: people
Default value[None]

Output fieldsRequired.  Enter or select output field names for SQL SELECT statement. If this property is empty, the Snap selects all fields by executing the statement "SELECT * FROM ...".
Exampleemail, address, first, last
Default value[None] 

Lookup conditions

Required. The lookup conditions are created by using the lookup column name and the lookup column value. Each row will build a condition, such as lookupColumn1 = $inputField. Each additional row will be concatenated using a logical AND. All rows together build the lookup condition being used to lookup records in the lookup table.

Default value: [None]


Required. Enter or select the JSON path of the lookup column value. The value will be provided by the input data field.
Example:  $email, $first, $last
Default value: [None]

Lookup column name

Required. Enter or select lookup column name.
Example:  email, first, last, etc.
Default value: [None]

Pass-through on no lookup match


When there is no lookup matching an input document, the input document will pass through to the output view if this property is checked. Otherwise, it will be written to the error view as an error condition.

Default value:  False

Snap Pack History

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Release Snap Pack VersionDateType  Updates
4.27main12833 Stable

Enhanced the PostgreSQL - Execute Snap to invoke stored procedures.

4.26main11181 StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.25 Patch425patches9879 Latest

Enhanced the performance of PostgreSQL - Bulk Load Snap significantly. SnapLogic anticipates that the Snap will execute up to 3 times faster than the previous version for enterprise workloads.

StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.

Enhanced the PostgreSQL - 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. 

StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.

4.22 Patch

422patches6879 Latest

Fixed the PostgreSQL - Bulk Load Snap by preventing it from adding extra double quotes when loading values from input documents.

StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.21 Patch421patches6272 Latest

Fixed 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 Latest

Fixed 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 Latest

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



StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.19 Patch db/postgres8409 Latest

Fixed an issue with the PostgreSQL - 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 '?'.

Added new Snap PostgresSQL Bulk Load.

4.18 Patchpostgres8021 Latest

Fixed an issue with the PostgreSQL grammar to better handle the single quote characters.

StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.17 Patch db/postgres7588 Latest

Fixed an issue with tables sharing an overlapping column name wherein Pipeline execution fails due to the table collision.


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

  • Fixed an issue with the PostgreSQL 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/postgres6822 Latest

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

StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.15 Patch db/postgres6333 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.

StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.

Added support for Amazon Aurora and Azure SQL DB.



StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.12 PatchMULTIPLE4967 Latest

Provided an interim fix for an issue with the PostgreSQL 10 accounts by re-registering the driver for each account validation. The final fix is being shipped in a separate build.

4.12 Patch

postgres4832 Latest

Updated the driver from version 8.4.704 to version 9.4.1207 to support PostgreSQL v10 servers.



StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.

4.11 Patch 

db/postgres4290 Latest

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

StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.10 Patchpostgres3773 Latest

Previously the Postgres PGObject datatype could not be serialized. It is now handled as a String.




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 Patchpostgres3134 Latest

PostgreSQL Execute: New Snap advanced property Auto commit has been implemented to fix the Select query error in PostgreSQL replica servers.

4.9 Patch

postgres3072 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 Patchpostgres2757 Latest

Potential fix for JDBC deadlock issue.

4.8.0 Patch

postgres2712 Latest

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

4.8.0 Patch




Addressed an issue where some changes made in the platform patch MRC294 to improve perfomance caused Snaps in the listed Snap Packs to fail.



  • Info tab added to accounts.
  • Database accounts now invalidate connection pools if account properties are modified and login attempts fail.
4.7.0 Patchpostgres2192 Latest

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

4.7.0 Patch

postgres2185 Latest

Resolved an issue with the PostgreSQL Execute Snap failing with a “java.util.regex.Pattern” error.



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


  • Resolved an issue in the PostgreSQL - Execute Snap that resulted from restrictions on the 'with' operator in conjunction with an 'insert' statement.

  • Resolved an issue in the PostgreSQL Snaps that resulting from restrictions on the 'with' operator in conjunction with the RECURSIVE keyword.

4.4.1NA StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.4NA Stable
  • Resolved an issue with PostgreSQL Select Snap not parsing JSON data type correctly.
  • Note: The fix for this issue required updating libraries that impacted all database Snaps except those for MongoDB.
4.3.2NA Stable

This Snap Pack is now compatible with the PostgreSQL drivers available in 4.3 Patch mrc222.

NANA Stable
  • PostgreSQL Insert Snap: resolved an issue where it inserts a negative value when the input data was out of range.
  • PostgreSQL Snaps did not properly handle when a table name was created in mixed case.
  • JSON paths in WHERE clauses should be processed as bind values after the expression is evaluated.
NANA Stable
  • A - otd:6828 Postgres Snap shows wrong data type in preview for timestamp withtime zone data type
  • Dynamic DB queries now supported in the Execute Snap.
  • The SQL statement property now can be set as an expression property. When it is an expression, it will be evaluated with each input document and one SQL statement per each input document will be executed.
  • Known issue: When the SQL statement property is an expression, the pipeline parameters are shown in the suggest, but not the input schema.
  • With the SQL statement property set as an expression, the Snap can be exposed to SQL injection. Please use this feature with caution.
NANA Stable
  • PostgreSQL Insert: Enhanced data type support.
  • PostgreSQL Lookup: bug fixes on lookup failures; Pass-though on no lookup match property added to allow you to pass the input document through to the output view when there is no lookup matching.
  • PostgreSQL Select Snap: added support for handling array types.