Vertica - Bulk Load

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Snap type:



This Snap executes a Vertica bulk load.



Support and limitations:Does not work in Ultra Pipelines.

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

InputThis Snap has exactly one input view.
OutputThis Snap has at most one output view.

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

Database Write Snaps output all records of a batch (as configured in your account settings) to the error view if the write fails during batch processing.



Specify 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*

Specify the database schema name. Selecting a schema, filters the Table name list to show only those tables within the selected schema. The property is suggestible and retrieves available database schemas during suggest values.

You can pass the values using Pipeline parameters but not upstream parameters.


Default value: [None]

Table name*

Specify the table on which to execute the insert operation.

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

Default value: None

Create table if not present

Select this check box to automatically create the target table if it does not exist.

This Snap creates a table based on the data types of the columns generated from the first row of the input document.

Due to implementation details, a newly created table is not visible to subsequent database Snaps during runtime validation. If you wish to immediately use the newly updated data you must use a child Pipeline that is invoked through a Pipeline Execute Snap.

Default value:  Not selected

Truncate data

Truncate the existing data before performing the data load. With the Bulk Update Snap, instead of executing truncate and then update, using a Bulk Insert Snap would be faster.

Default value:  Not selected

Maximum error count

Specify the maximum number of rows that can fail before the bulk load operation is stopped.

Default value0
Example: 10

Truncate columns

Truncate column values that are larger than the maximum column length in the table.
Default value:  Selected

Additional options

Additional options to be passed to the COPY command. See Copy Parameters for the available options.

Default value: [None]

Snap Execution

Select one of the three modes in which the Snap executes. Available options are:

  • Validate & Execute: Performs limited execution of the Snap, and generates a data preview during Pipeline validation. Subsequently, performs full execution of the Snap (unlimited records) during Pipeline runtime.
  • Execute only: Performs full execution of the Snap during Pipeline execution without generating preview data.
  • Disabled: Disables the Snap and all Snaps that are downstream from it.

We recommend you to use Vertica - Multi Execute Snap, instead of building multiple Snaps with inter dependent DML queries.
In a scenario where the downstream Snap depends on the data processed on an upstream Database Bulk Load Snap, use the Script Snap to add delay for the data to be available.

For example, when performing a create, insert and a delete function sequentially on a Pipeline using a Script Snap helps in creating a delay between the insert and delete function or otherwise it may so happen that the delete function is triggered even before inserting the records on the table.

Temporary Files

During execution, data processing on Snaplex nodes occurs principally in-memory as streaming and is unencrypted. When larger datasets are processed that exceeds the available compute memory, the Snap writes Pipeline data to local storage as unencrypted to optimize the performance. These temporary files are deleted when the Snap/Pipeline execution completes. You can configure the temporary data's location in the Global properties table of the Snaplex's node properties, which can also help avoid Pipeline errors due to the unavailability of space. For more information, see Temporary Folder in Configuration Options

Snap Pack History

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Release Snap Pack VersionDateType  Updates
4.27main12833 Stable

Enhanced the Vertica - Execute Snap to invoke stored procedures.

4.26main11181 StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.

Enhanced the Vertica - 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.
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.

4.21 Patch

421patches6272 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

vertica8415 Latest

Fixed an issue with the Vertica - 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.
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.

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

  • Fixed an issue with the Vertica 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

vertica6820 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/vertica6339 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.
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.


StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.


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



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.

StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.

4.8.0 Patch

vertica2796 Latest

Potential fix for JDBC deadlock issue.

4.8.0 Patch

vertica2716 Latest

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



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

4.7.0 Patch

vertica2511 Latest

Fixed NumberOverflow Execption for Integer Datatypes

4.7.0 Patch

vertica2205 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 Vertica Execute Snap to fully support SQL statements with/without expressions & SQL bind variables.



LatestUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.



Resolved an issue in Vertica Bulk Upsert Snap that occurred during loading.

4.4.1N/A LatestUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.4N/A StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.3.2N/A Latest
  • Improved error handling for Vertica Bulk Load Snap.
  • Resolved a syntax error in Vertica Bulk Upsert.
  • Resolved several failures in the Vertica Insert Snap.
  • Resolved a "No column values found" error in Vertica Bulk Load.
  • Resolved a issue in Vertica Insert with Boolean values of "t" and "f" being inserted as null.

Added Vertica Snap Pack: Vertica Multi Execute Snap (Beta) added.


Fix log: Vertica Snap: Could not initialize Snap error is displayed.