Are Snowflake Directory Tables the same as External Tables on Snowflake?

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Are Snowflake Directory Tables the same as External Tables on Snowflake?

Frank Bell Answered question June 17, 2022
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No. Snowflake Directory Tables are implicit objects layered onto a Snowflake Stage Object while External Tables are actually their own separate object where privileges can be granted to. I guess theoretically they are similar in that that they store file-level metadata about data files in a Snowflake Stage.

Frank Bell Answered question June 17, 2022

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