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Query Snowflake

To query Snowflake with Flux:

  1. Import the sql package.

  2. Use sql.from() and provide the following parameters:

    • driverName: snowflake
    • dataSourceName: See data source name
    • query: SQL query to execute
import "sql"

sql.from(
    driverName: "snowflake",
    dataSourceName: "user:password@account/db/exampleschema?warehouse=wh",
    query: "SELECT * FROM example_table",
)

Snowflake data source name

The snowflake driver uses the following DSN syntaxes (also known as a connection string):

username[:password]@accountname/dbname/schemaname?param1=value1&paramN=valueN
username[:password]@accountname/dbname?param1=value1&paramN=valueN
username[:password]@hostname:port/dbname/schemaname?account=<your_account>&param1=value1&paramN=valueN

Snowflake to Flux data type conversion

sql.from() converts Snowflake data types to Flux data types.

Snowflake data typeFlux data type
FIXED, NUMBERint or float (depending on decimal size)
REAL, FLOATfloat
TIMESTAMP_TZ, TIMESTAMP_LTZtime
BOOLEANbool

All other Snowflake data types (including TIMESTAMP_NTZ, DATE and TIME) are converted to strings.


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The future of Flux

Flux is going into maintenance mode. You can continue using it as you currently are without any changes to your code.

Flux is going into maintenance mode and will not be supported in InfluxDB 3.0. This was a decision based on the broad demand for SQL and the continued growth and adoption of InfluxQL. We are continuing to support Flux for users in 1.x and 2.x so you can continue using it with no changes to your code. If you are interested in transitioning to InfluxDB 3.0 and want to future-proof your code, we suggest using InfluxQL.

For information about the future of Flux, see the following: