The target-snowflake Meltano loader sends data into Snowflake after it was pulled from a source using an extractor.

Alternative variants #

Multiple variants of target-snowflake are available. This document describes the meltano variant.

Alternative variants are:

Getting Started #

Prerequisites #

If you haven't already, follow the initial steps of the Getting Started guide:

  1. Install Meltano
  2. Create your Meltano project
  3. Add an extractor to pull data from a source

Installation and configuration #

  1. Add the target-snowflake loader to your project using meltano add :

    meltano add loader target-snowflake --variant meltano
  2. Configure the settings below using meltano config .

Next steps #

Follow the remaining steps of the Getting Started guide:

  1. Run a data integration (EL) pipeline
If you run into any issues, learn how to get help.

Capabilities #

These capabilities can also be overriden by specifying the capabilities key in your meltano.yml file.

Settings #

target-snowflake requires the configuration of the following settings:

The settings for loader target-snowflake that are known to Meltano are documented below. To quickly find the setting you're looking for, use the Table of Contents at the top of the page.

You can override these settings or specify additional ones in your meltano.yml by adding the settings key. Please consider adding any settings you have defined locally to this definition on MeltanoHub by making a pull request to the YAML file that defines the settings for this loader.

Account (account) #

Account Name in Snowflake (https://XXXXX.snowflakecomputing.com)

How to use #

Manage this setting using meltano config or an environment variable:

meltano config target-snowflake set account <account>

export TARGET_SNOWFLAKE_ACCOUNT=<account>

Username (username) #

The username you use for logging in

How to use #

Manage this setting using meltano config or an environment variable:

meltano config target-snowflake set username <username>

export TARGET_SNOWFLAKE_USERNAME=<username>

Password (password) #

The password you use for logging in

How to use #

Manage this setting using meltano config or an environment variable:

meltano config target-snowflake set password <password>

export TARGET_SNOWFLAKE_PASSWORD=<password>

Role (role) #

Role to be used for loading the data, e.g. LOADER. Also this role is GRANTed usage to all tables and schemas created

How to use #

Manage this setting using meltano config or an environment variable:

meltano config target-snowflake set role <role>

export TARGET_SNOWFLAKE_ROLE=<role>

Database (database) #

The name of the Snowflake database you want to use

How to use #

Manage this setting using meltano config or an environment variable:

meltano config target-snowflake set database <database>

export TARGET_SNOWFLAKE_DATABASE=<database>

Warehouse (warehouse) #

The name of the Snowflake warehouse you want to use

How to use #

Manage this setting using meltano config or an environment variable:

meltano config target-snowflake set warehouse <warehouse>

export TARGET_SNOWFLAKE_WAREHOUSE=<warehouse>

Schema (schema) #

Note $MELTANO_EXTRACT__LOAD_SCHEMA will expand to the value of the load_schema extra for the extractor used in the pipeline, which defaults to the extractor’s namespace, e.g. tap_gitlab for tap-gitlab. Values are automatically converted to uppercase before they’re passed on to the plugin, so tap_gitlab becomes TAP_GITLAB.

How to use #

Manage this setting using meltano config or an environment variable:

meltano config target-snowflake set schema <schema>

export TARGET_SNOWFLAKE_SCHEMA=<schema>

Batch Size (batch_size) #

The number of records sent to Snowflake at a time.

How to use #

Manage this setting using meltano config or an environment variable:

meltano config target-snowflake set batch_size 5000

export TARGET_SNOWFLAKE_BATCH_SIZE=5000

Timestamp Column (timestamp_column) #

Name of the column used for recording the timestamp when Data are uploaded to Snowflake.

How to use #

Manage this setting using meltano config or an environment variable:

meltano config target-snowflake set timestamp_column <timestamp_column>

export TARGET_SNOWFLAKE_TIMESTAMP_COLUMN=<timestamp_column>

Looking for help? #

If you're having trouble getting the target-snowflake loader to work, look for an existing issue in its repository, file a new issue, or join the Meltano Slack community and ask for help in the #plugins-general channel.

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