Connecting to Snowflake database

Applies to: Dataedo 10.x versions, Article available also for: 24.x (current), 23.x
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Connection requirements

To connect to Snowflake you need to install ODBC connector:

Connecting to Snowflake

To connect to Snowflake create new documentation by clicking Add documentation and choosing Database connection.

Connection to SQL Server

On the connection screen choose Snowflake as DBMS.

Provide database connection details:

  • Host - provide a host name or address where a database is on. E.g. server17, or
  • Port - change the default port of Amazon Redshift instance if required
  • User and password - provide your username and password
  • Database - type in schema name

Connection to SQL Server

Here is a comparison with connection details in DBeaver.

Connection to SQL Server

Connecting using SSO

Read Setup SSO to learn how to configure octa for use with Snowflake. Read Configuring Snowflake to learn how to configuring Snowflake to use federated authentication.

Connecting using JWT (Private Key) - Key Pair Authentication

Read Key Pair Authentication article. In Dataedo provide generated private key file.

Saving password

You can save password for later connections by checking Save password option. Password are saved in the repository database.

Importing schema

When connection was successful Dataedo will read objects and show a list of objects found. You can choose which objects to import. You can also use advanced filter to narrow down list of objects.

Objects to import

Confirm list of objects to import by clicking Next.

Next screen with allow you to change default name of the documentation under with your schema will be visible in Dataedo repository.

Change title

Click Import to start the import.

Importing documentation

When done close import window with Finish button.

Import succeeded

Your database schema has been imported to new documentation in the repository.

Imported database schema

Snowflake support

Learn more about Snowflake in Dataedo.

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