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v0.41 / Administration Guide / Snowflake

Connecting to Snowflake

Here are some gotchas to look out for when connecting to Snowflake:

  • Account. The Account field requires the alphanumeric account ID with the region that your Snowflake cluster is running on. For example, if you’re running Snowflake on AWS and your account URL is https://az12345.ca-central-1.snowflakecomputing.com, then the Account would be az12345.ca-central-1.aws (note the .aws suffix). There are some regions that don’t need this suffix, so please refer to the official Snowflake documentation for this

  • The Role and Schema fields are optional. Specifying a role will override the database user’s default role. For example, if the database user is REPORTER with default role REPORTER, but the user also has access to role REPORTERPRODUCT, then filling in REPORTERPRODUCT in the Role field will ensure that the REPORTERPRODUCT role is used instead of the user’s default REPORTER role. If no schema is passed, then all schema available to that user and role will be listed as folders in the Metabase UI.

  • All other fields must be entered in upper case. Excluding the password.