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How can you grant SELECT privileges on a specific table to another user or role in Snowflake?

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How can you grant SELECT privileges on a specific table to another user or role in Snowflake?

Daniel Steinhold Answered question August 6, 2023
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In Snowflake, you can grant SELECT privileges on a specific table to another user or role using the **`GRANT`** statement. This statement allows you to define the specific privileges you want to grant to a user or role for a particular table. Here's the SQL syntax to grant SELECT privileges:

```sql
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GRANT SELECT ON TABLE table_name TO [USER | ROLE] grantee_name;

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- **`table_name`**: The name of the table for which you want to grant SELECT privileges.
- **`USER | ROLE`**: Specify whether you are granting the privileges to a user or a role.
- **`grantee_name`**: The name of the user or role to whom you are granting the privileges.

Here's an example of granting SELECT privileges on a table named **`Sales`** to a user named **`analyst_user`**:

```sql
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GRANT SELECT ON TABLE Sales TO USER analyst_user;

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You can also grant privileges to a role. For example, to grant SELECT privileges on the same table to a role named **`data_viewer`**, you would use:

```sql
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GRANT SELECT ON TABLE Sales TO ROLE data_viewer;

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It's important to note that Snowflake follows a principle of least privilege, meaning that users and roles have no privileges on objects by default. You need to explicitly grant the necessary privileges to allow access.

Remember to replace **`Sales`**, **`analyst_user`**, and **`data_viewer`** with the actual names of your table, user, and role. Additionally, you can grant other privileges like INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE, and more using similar **`GRANT`** statements, tailored to your access requirements.

Daniel Steinhold Answered question August 6, 2023

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