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Introduction

A Snowflake put activity puts data into a table on a Snowflake connection and is used as a target in an operation. After configuring a Snowflake connection, you can configure as many Snowflake activities as you like for each Snowflake connection.

Creating a Snowflake Activity

From the design canvas, open the Connectivity tab of the design component palette:

Connectivity tab

Within the Endpoints filter, click the Snowflake connection block to display activities that are available to be used with a Snowflake connection:

Connectivity tab

To create an activity that can be configured, the activity must first be added to an operation on the design canvas. To add an activity to an operation, drag the activity block from the palette to the operation.

For more information about the parts of an operation and adding activities to operations, see Operation Creation and Configuration.

Accessing Menu Actions

After a Snowflake activity has been added to an operation, menu actions for that activity are accessible from the project pane in either the Workflows or the Components tabs, and from the design canvas:

  • Project Pane: In the Workflows or Components tab of the project pane, hover over an activity name and click the actions menu icon to open the actions menu.

  • Design Canvas: Within the operation, click an existing activity block to open the actions menu.

Each of these menu actions is available:

  • View/Edit: This opens the activity configuration screen for you to configure the activity. For details, see Configuring a Snowflake Put Activity later on this page.

  • Delete: This is used to permanently delete the activity.

  • View Dependencies: This changes the view in the project pane to display any other parts of the project that the activity is dependent on.

  • Remove: Available only from the actions menu on the design canvas, this removes the activity as a step in the operation without deleting it from the project. When you remove an activity that is adjacent to a transformation, if schemas are provided within that activity, they will no longer be referenced by the transformation. Removed components can be accessed or permanently deleted from the project pane.

  • Deploy: This deploys the activity and any components it is dependent on.

  • Configurable Deploy: This opens the deployment screen, where you can select project components to deploy.

Configuring a Snowflake Put Activity

Follow these steps to configure a Snowflake put activity:

  • Step 1 – Select a Snowflake Table
  • Step 2 – Review Data Schema

Step 1 – Select a Snowflake Table

Connectivity tab

  • Name: Enter a name to use to identify the Snowflake put activity. The name must be unique for each put activity and must not contain forward slashes (/) or colons (:).

  • Select a Table: Select a table from the table list.

  • Save & Exit: If enabled, click to save the configuration for this step and close the activity configuration.

  • Next: Click to save the configuration for this step and continue to the next step.

  • Discard Changes: After making changes to this step, click Discard Changes to close the configuration without saving changes to this step. A message will ask you to confirm that you want to discard changes.

Step 2 – Review Data Schema

Connectivity tab

  • Data Schema: The request and response data schemas for Snowflake will be displayed. If the operation uses a transformation, the data schemas will be displayed again later during the transformation mapping process, where you can map to target fields using source objects, scripts, variables, custom values, and more.

    The Snowflake connector uses the Snowflake JDBC Driver and the Snowflake SQL commands.

  • Back: Click to save the configuration for this step and return to the previous step.

  • Finished: Click to save the configuration for this step and close the activity configuration.

  • Discard Changes: After making changes to this step, click Discard Changes to close the configuration without saving changes to this step. A message will ask you to confirm that you want to discard changes.

Next Steps

After configuring a Snowflake put activity, complete the configuration of the operation by adding and configuring other activities, transformations, or scripts as operation steps. You can also configure an operation's operation settings, which include the ability to chain operations together that are in the same or different workflows.

Snowflake put activities can be used as a target with the Transformation Pattern or, as the second target, with the Two-Target Transformation Pattern. Other patterns are not valid using Snowflake put activities. See the validation rules on the Operation Validity page.

To use the activity with scripting functions, write the data to a temporary location and then use that temporary location in the scripting function.

When ready, deploy and run the operation and validate behavior by checking the operation logs.

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Last updated:  Jun 25, 2019

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