How can I repeatedly run a stored procedure in the snowflake database?

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How can I repeatedly run a stored procedure in the snowflake database?

Alejandro Penzini Answered question May 11, 2023
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You can repeatedly run a stored procedure in Snowflake by using a task. A task is a scheduling object that can execute a stored procedure at a specified frequency. Here's an example of how to create a task that executes a stored procedure every minute:

Create a stored procedure:
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CREATE OR REPLACE PROCEDURE my_stored_procedure()
RETURNS VARCHAR
LANGUAGE JAVASCRIPT
AS
$$
// your stored procedure logic goes here
return "Stored procedure executed successfully!";
$$;
Create a task that runs the stored procedure:
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CREATE OR REPLACE TASK my_task
WAREHOUSE = my_warehouse
SCHEDULE = '1 MINUTE'
AS
CALL my_stored_procedure();
In this example, the my_task task is created with a schedule of 1 MINUTE, which means that it will execute every minute. The WAREHOUSE parameter specifies the warehouse that should be used to execute the stored procedure. The AS clause specifies the command that should be executed when the task runs, which in this case is a call to the my_stored_procedure stored procedure.

You can modify the frequency of the task by changing the SCHEDULE parameter to a different interval. For example, you can change it to '5 MINUTE', '1 HOUR', or any other valid time interval.

Once the task is created, you can start it by running the following command:

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ALTER TASK my_task RESUME;
This will start the task, and it will execute the stored procedure at the specified frequency. If you want to stop the task, you can run the following command:

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ALTER TASK my_task SUSPEND;
This will suspend the task, and it will no longer execute until you resume it.

Alejandro Penzini Changed status to publish July 4, 2023

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