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Are there any requirements for the data format when using Snowpipe to load data into Snowflake?

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Are there any specific requirements for the data format when using Snowpipe to load data into Snowflake?

Daniel Steinhold Asked question September 2, 2023
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Yes, there are some specific requirements for the data format when using Snowpipe to load data into Snowflake.

  • The data files must be in a supported file format. Snowpipe supports a variety of file formats, including CSV, JSON, XML, and Parquet.
  • The data files must be in a supported character set. Snowpipe supports the UTF-8 character set.
  • The data files must be properly formatted. The data files must be formatted in a way that is compatible with the file format that you are using. For example, CSV files must have a header row and the data must be separated by commas.
  • The data files must be staged in a supported location. Snowpipe can load data from a variety of locations, including cloud storage, on-premises file systems, and streaming sources.

If you are not sure whether your data meets the requirements for Snowpipe, you can contact Snowflake support for assistance.

Here are some additional details about the data format requirements for Snowpipe:

  • File format: Snowpipe supports a variety of file formats, including CSV, JSON, XML, and Parquet. The file format that you choose will depend on the type of data that you are loading and the analysis that you want to perform.
  • Character set: Snowpipe supports the UTF-8 character set. This is the default character set for Snowflake, so you do not need to specify it unless you are using a different character set.
  • Formatting: The data files must be properly formatted. The formatting requirements will vary depending on the file format that you are using. For example, CSV files must have a header row and the data must be separated by commas.
  • Staging location: Snowpipe can load data from a variety of locations, including cloud storage, on-premises file systems, and streaming sources. The staging location that you choose will depend on the location of your data and the security requirements for your data.
Daniel Steinhold Changed status to publish September 2, 2023
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