Snowflake S3 Database Account

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You can use this account type to connect Snowflake Snaps with data sources that use Snowflake S3 Database accounts.



Limitations and Known Issues


Behavior Change

From 4.27 release, the validation message after executing SQL query is different when Batch size is 1.

  • Till 4.26 release, for invalid test data, the database Snaps displayed the error message as follows:
    {error=Batch operation failed, reason=<Reason for Failure>}
    For example, {error=Batch operation failed, reason=Data truncation: Data too long for column 'id' at row 1, error code: 1406, SQL state: 22001}
  • In 4.27 release, when Batch size is 1, SQL statement is executed as individual statement and the error message displayed is as follows:
    {error=SQL operation failed, reason=<SQL Statement and Reason>}]
    For example, {error=SQL operation failed, reason=SQL [INSERT into (id, book) VALUES (?,?)]; Data truncation: Data too long for column 'id' at row 1}]

    If any of your existing Pipelines depend on error messages, then such pipelines might fail post SnapLogic upgrade to 4.27.

Account Settings

FieldField DependencyDescription

Specify a unique label for the account.

Default Value: None.



Use this field set to specify the JDBC JAR files to be loaded (Snowflake JDBC jar 3.0.0 or higher). 

The Snowflake account has been tested for version 3.12.3 JDBC JAR.

Click  to add a new row for each JDBC JAR file. Add each JAR file in a separate row. See Downloading the JDBC Driver for more information about JDBC drivers and downloading the appropriate driver for your account. 
This field set contains the JDBC Driver field.

JDBC Driver*N/A

Specify the driver to use for your application. 

Default Value: N/A


Specify the hostname of the Snowflake server to which you want to connect.

Default Value: N/A

Port Number*N/A

Specify the port number associated with the Snowflake S3 database server that you want to use for this account.

Default Value: 443
Example: 808


Specify the username that you want to use to connect to the Snowflake database server.

Default Value: N/A


Specify the password for the username.

Default Value: N/A

Database name*N/A

Specify the name of the Snowflake database to which you want to connect.

Default Value: N/A

Warehouse name*N/A

Specify the name of the warehouse to which you want to connect.

Default Value: N/A

JDBC Driver ClassN/A

Specify the fully-qualified/domain name of the JDBC driver class to be used for connecting to the Snowflake Google Database Storage server.

Default Valuecom.snowflake.client.jdbc.SnowflakeDriver

S3 BucketN/A

Specify the name of the S3 bucket that you want to use for staging data to Snowflake. 

Default Value: N/A

S3 FolderN/A

Specify the relative path to a folder in the S3 bucket listed in the S3 Bucket field. This is used as a root folder for staging data to Snowflake.

Default Value: N/A
Example:  https://sl-bucket-ca.s3.<ca>.amazonaws/<sf>

S3 Access-key IDN/A

Specify the S3 access key ID that you want to use for AWS authentication.

Default Value: N/A

S3 Secret keyN/A

Specify the S3 secret key associated with the S3 Access-ID key listed in the S3 Access-key ID field.

Default Value: N/A

S3 AWS TokenN/A

Specify the S3 AWS Token to connect to private and protected Amazon S3 buckets.

The temporary AWS Token is used when:

  • Data is staged in S3 location.
  • Data is coming from the input view and the files are staged in an external staging location.

Default Value: None

URL properties

Use this field set to define the account parameter's name and its corresponding value. Click + to add the parameters and the corresponding values. Add each URL property-value pair in a separate row. It consists of the following fields:

  • URL property name
  • URL property value
URL property nameN/A

Specify the name of the parameter for the URL property.

Default Value: N/A

URL property valueN/A

Specify the value for the URL property parameter.

Default Value: N/A
Example: 0

Batch sizeN/A

Required. Specify the number of Snowflake queries that you want to execute at a time.

  • If the Batch Size is one, the query is executed as-is, that is the Snap skips the batch (non-batch execution).@Kalpana Mall

  • If the Batch Size is greater than one, the Snap performs the regular batch execution.

Default Value: N/A

Fetch size*N/A

Specify the number of rows a query must fetch for each execution.

Default Value: 100
Example: 12

Large values could cause the server to run out of memory.

Min pool size*N/A

Specify the minimum number of idle connections that you want the pool to maintain at a time. 

Default Value: 3
Example: 0

Max pool size*N/A

Specify the maximum number of connections that you want the pool to maintain at a time.

Default Value: 15

Max life time*N/A

Specify the maximum lifetime of a connection in the pool, in seconds.

  • Ensure that the value you enter is a few seconds shorter than any database or infrastructure-imposed connection time limit.
  • 0 indicates an infinite lifetime, subject to the Idle Timeout value.
  • An in-use connection is never retired. Connections are removed only after they are closed.

Default Value: 60

Minimum value: 0
Maximum value: No limit

Idle Timeout*N/A

Specify the maximum amount of time in seconds that a connection is allowed to sit idle in the pool. 

0 indicates that idle connections are never removed from the pool.

Default Value5

Minimum value: 0
Maximum value: No limit

Checkout timeout*N/A

Specify the maximum time in milliseconds you want the system to wait for a connection to become available when the pool is exhausted.

Default Value10000

Minimum value: 0
Maximum value: No limit

If the Snap fails to connect to the database, it attempts to connect for three retries. 

You can Validate an account connection when creating a Snowflake S3 Database Account, but not when creating a Snowflake S3 Dynamic Account because the account properties of a dynamic account are provided dynamically as Pipeline parameters.

The difference between Snowflake S3 Database Account and Snowflake S3 Dynamic Account is that in the latter you can specify the account properties as expressions referencing Pipeline parameters. For information on setting up a Snowflake Dynamic Account using Pipeline parameters, see Using Pipeline Parameters in Account Configuration, below.

Snap Pack History

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Release Snap Pack VersionDateType  Updates
4.27427patches12999 LatestEnhanced the Snowflake SCD2 Snap to support Pipeline parameters for Natural key and Cause-historization fields.
4.27main12833 Stable
  • Enhanced the Snowflake S3 Database Account to skip batch execution, when the Batch size value is one. When the Batch size is greater than one, the batch is executed.
  • Added the following truncate options to Snowflake - Bulk Load Snap to truncate existing data before performing data load to more efficiently transfer data where possible.
    • Truncate data: Truncates existing data before performing data load. 
    • Truncate columns: Truncates column values that are larger than the maximum column length in the table.
  • Enhanced the Snowflake - Execute Snap to invoke stored procedures.
4.26 Patch426patches11469 LatestFixed an issue with Snowflake Insert and Snowflake Bulk Load Snaps where the schema names or database names containing underscore (_) caused the time out of Pipelines.
4.26main11181 Stable
  • Enhanced Snowflake - Lookup and Snowflake SCD2 Snaps with the Input Date Format field to select from the following two options:
    • Continue to execute the snap with the given input Date format
    • Auto Convert the format to Snowflake default format
  • Added a new account type Snowflake Google Storage Database to connect to Google Cloud Storage to load data.
  • Added support for all existing Snowflake Snap accounts to connect to a Snowflake instance hosted on the Google Cloud Platform

4.25425patches10190LatestEnhanced the Snowflake S3 Database and Snowflake S3 Dynamic accounts with a new field S3 AWS Token that allows you to connect to private and protected Amazon S3 buckets.
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.

4.24 Patch

424patches8905 LatestEnhanced the Snowflake - Bulk Load Snap to allow transforming data using a new field Select Query before loading data into the Snowflake database. This option enables you to query the staged data files by either reordering the columns or loading a subset of table data from a staged file. This Snap supports CSV and JSON file formats for this data transformation.

Enhanced the Snowflake - 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.

4.23 Patch

423patches7905 Latest

Fixed the performance issue in the Snowflake - Bulk Load Snap while using External Staging on Amazon S3.

4.22 Patch 422patches7246 Latest

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

4.22 Patch

422patches6849 Latest
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.

4.21 Patch

421patches6272 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 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.
  • Fixed the exception RefCnt has gone negative across the Snaps in Snowflake Snap Pack.

4.21 Patch 

db/snowflake8860 Latest

Added a new field, Handle Timestamp and Date Time Data, to Snowflake Lookup Snap. This field enables you to decide whether the Snap should translate UTC time to your local time and the format of the Date Time data.

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.
4.20 Patch db/snowflake8800 Latest
  • Certifies the Snowflake Snap Pack against JDBC Driver version 3.12.3.

Snowflake Execute and Multi-Execute Snaps may break existing Pipelines if the JDBC Driver is updated to a newer version.

With the updated JDBC driver (version 3.12.3), the Snowflake Execute and Multi-Execute Snaps' output displays a Status of "-1" instead of "0" without the Message field upon successfully executing DDL statements. If your Pipelines use these Snaps and downstream Snaps use the Status field's value from these, you must modify the downstream Snaps to proceed on a status value of -1 instead of 0.

This change in the Snap behavior follows from the change introduced in the Snowflake JDBC driver in version 3.8.1:
"Statement.getUpdateCount() and PreparedStatement.getUpdateCount() return the number of rows updated by DML statements. For all other types of statements, including queries, they return -1."

4.20 Patch db/snowflake8758 Latest

Re-release of fixes from db/snowflake8687 for 4.20: Fixes the Snowflake Bulk Load snap where the Snap fails to load documents containing single quotes when the Load empty strings checkbox is not selected.

StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.19 Patch db/snowflake8687 Latest

Fixed the Snowflake Bulk Load snap where the Snap fails to load documents containing single quotes when the Load empty strings checkbox is not selected.

4.19 Patch 

db/snowflake8499 Latest

Added the property Handle Timestamp and Date Time Data to Snowflake - Execute and Snowflake - Select Snaps. This property enables you to decide whether the Snap should translate UTC time to your local time.

4.19 Patch 

db/snowflake8412 Latest

Fixed an issue with the Snowflake - 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 a new field-set, Auto Historization Query, in the Snowflake SCD2 Snap to support auto-historization of column data. With this enhancement you can detect whether the incoming record is a historical event or a current event.  
  • Raised the minimum buffer size in the Snowflake - Bulk Upsert and Snowflake - Bulk Load Snaps to 6 MB.
4.18 Patch db/snowflake8044 Latest

Fixed an issue with the Snowflake - Select Snap wherein the Snap converts the Snowflake-provided timestamp value to the local timezone of the account.

4.18 Patch 

db/snowflake8044 Latest

Enhanced the Snap Pack to support AWS SDK 1.11.634 to fix the NullPointerException issue in the AWS SDK. This issue occurred in AWS-related Snaps that had HTTP or HTTPS proxy configured without a username and/or password. 

4.18 Patch

MULTIPLE7884 Latest

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

4.18 Patch 

db/snowflake7821 Latest

Fixed an issue with the Snowflake - Execute Snap wherein the Snap is unable to support the '$' character in query syntax.

4.18 Patch

MULTIPLE7778 Latest

Updated the AWS SDK library version to default to Signature Version 4 Signing process for API requests across all regions.

4.18 Patch 

db/snowflake7739 Latest
  • Fixed an issue with the Snowflake - Bulk Upsert Snap wherein the Snap fails when using a pipeline parameter in Key columns.
  • Fixed an issue with the Snowflake - Unload Snap wherein the Snap does not abort the query when you stop the Pipeline execution.

Added the Use Result Query property to the Multi Execute Snap, which enables you to write results to an output view.


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

4.17 Patch 

db/snowflake7396 Latest

Fixed an issue wherein bit data types in the Snowflake - Select table convert to true or false instead of 0 or 1.

4.17 Patch 

db/snowflake7334 Latest

Added AWS Server-Side Encryption support for AWS S3 and AWS KMS (Key Management Service) for Snowflake Bulk Load, Snowflake Bulk Upsert, and Snowflake Unload Snaps.

  • Fixed an issue with the Snowflake 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/snowflake6945 Latest

Fixed an issue with the Snowflake Lookup Snap failing when Date datatype is used in JavaScript functions.

4.16 Patch 

db/snowflake6928 Latest

Added support for file format options for input data from upstream Snaps, to the Snowflake Bulk Load Snap.

4.16 Patch 

db/snowflake6819 Latest
  • Snowflake Bulk Load: Added new property, Buffer size (MB). Configure this to specify the size limit of each buffer when writing to external staging systems such as S3. 
  • Fixed an issue with the Lookup Snap passing data simultaneously to output and error views when some values contained spaces at the end.
  • Snowflake Account: Added the ability to use SnapLogic to securely connect to and query a Snowflake instance using Azure Blob as its storage layer. 
  • Snowflake Account: Added support for Snowflake JDBC JAR version 3.6.17. 
  • Snowflake Unload, Bulk Load, and Bulk Upsert: Updated the Snaps to enable SnapLogic users to successfully connect to a Snowflake instance to query, bulk load, and unload data from Azure Blob storage.
  • Added two new Snaps, Snowflake - Multi Execute, and Snowflake SCD2. Snowflake - Multi Execute is used for executing multiple DDL and DML queries on the Snowflake DB. Snowflake SCD2 is used for Type 2 field historization. 
  • Enhanced the Snowflake Bulk Upsert Snaps to improve the Snaps performance.
  • Enhanced the Snowflake Snap Pack to reflect Azure certification.
StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.


StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.


StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.11 PatchMULTIPLE4377 Latest

Fixed a document call issue that was slowing down the Snowflake Bulk Load Snap.

4.11 Patch 

db/snowflake4283 Latest

Snowflake Bulk Load - Fixed an issue by adding PUT command to the list of DDL command list for Snowflake.

4.11 Patch 

db/snowflake4273 Latest

Snowflake Bulk Load - Resolved an issue with Snowflake Bulk Load Delimiter Consistency (comma and newline).

StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.

4.10 Patch


Updated the Snowflake Bulk Load Snap with Preserve case sensitivity property to preserve the case sensitivity of column names.



  • Updated the Snowflake Bulk Load Snap with Load empty strings property for the empty string values in the input documents to be loaded as empty strings to the string-type fields.
  • Updated the Snowflake Bulk Load Snap with Table Columns to support the order of the entries on the staged files that contain a subset of the columns in the Snowflake table.
  • Added the property Use Result Query to view the output preview field with a result statement.
  • Tested for the JDBC jar version 3.1.1 on the Database and the Dynamic accounts.

4.9.0 Patch

snowflake3234 Latest

Enhanced Snowflake - Execute Snap results to include additional details

4.9.0 Patch

snowflake3125 Latest

Addressed an issue in Snowflake Bulk Load where the comma character in a value is not escaped.

StableJDBC Driver Class property added to enable the user to custom configure the JDBC driver in the Database and the Dynamic accounts.

4.8.0 Patch

snowflake2760 Latest

Potential fix for JDBC deadlock issue.

4.8.0 Patch

snowflake2739 Latest

Addressed an issue with the Snowflake schema not correctly represented in the Mapper Snap.



  • Info tab added to accounts.
  • Database accounts now invalidate connection pools if account properties are modified and login attempts fail.
  • Enhanced the default count of input and output view (UI) behavior of the Snaps for better user experience. 

    Snowflake Snap Pack


    Bulk Load

    Bulk Upsert







    Table List


    Initial (4.7)

    Input-Output views











    Current (4.8)

    Input-Output views











    Note that the Snowflake Select, Table List and Lookup Snap views remain unchanged.

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