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Creating a Native Connection to Snowflake


  1. Look at the native connection in the Project repository.
  2. Find the Metadata section and locate the Snowflake icon.
  3. Right-click and select the Create Snowflake menu option.

    This opens the Connection definition dialog box.

  4. Give the connection definition a Name, enter the Account, User Id, Password, Warehouse Name, Schema (typically PUBLIC), and a Database Name.
    Initially the parameters are filled in manually to establish a valid connection, but it is a best practice to convert this into a Context Group with variables assigned to the connection parameters.
  5. Click Advanced, then ensure that the Login Timeout, Tracing, and Role settings are suitable.
  6. Click OK.

    The following example shows the dialog box once it has been exported as a Context Group.

  7. Once a context group is created, test each connection to ensure validity.
    It is advisable to test connections before exporting them as a context, however once the context group is created, you can set up different contexts by environment (a best practice).

    A dialog box appears indicating when the Snowflake database connection is valid.

  8. Once a valid connection is made, click Next.
  9. Select the tables of interest then click Finish.


The result is a Snowflake connection definition usable in Talend Jobs that allows access to the selected tables. You can see these listed in the Project Repository under the connection definition.

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