How can you insert data into a Snowflake table using SQL? Give an example INSERT statement.

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How can you insert data into a Snowflake table using SQL? Give an example INSERT statement.

Daniel Steinhold Answered question August 6, 2023
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You can insert data into a Snowflake table using the **`INSERT INTO`** statement. Here's an example of how to use the **`INSERT INTO`** statement to add data to a table:

Assuming you have a table named **`Employees`** with columns **`EmployeeID`**, **`FirstName`**, **`LastName`**, **`Department`**, and **`Salary`**, you can insert a new employee record like this:

```sql
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INSERT INTO Employees (EmployeeID, FirstName, LastName, Department, Salary)
VALUES (1, 'John', 'Doe', 'Sales', 55000.00);

```

In this example:

- **`INSERT INTO Employees`** specifies the target table where the data will be inserted.
- **`(EmployeeID, FirstName, LastName, Department, Salary)`** lists the columns you're inserting data into, in the same order they appear in the table.
- **`VALUES (1, 'John', 'Doe', 'Sales', 55000.00)`** provides the values to be inserted into each corresponding column.

You can also insert multiple rows in a single **`INSERT INTO`** statement:

```sql
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INSERT INTO Employees (EmployeeID, FirstName, LastName, Department, Salary)
VALUES
(2, 'Jane', 'Smith', 'Marketing', 60000.00),
(3, 'Michael', 'Johnson', 'HR', 52000.00),
(4, 'Emily', 'Williams', 'Finance', 65000.00);

```

In this case, each set of values in parentheses represents a separate row to be inserted.

Keep in mind that the **`INSERT INTO`** statement is used for inserting new rows into a table. If you want to update existing rows or insert new rows based on certain conditions, you would use the **`INSERT INTO ... SELECT`** statement, which allows you to insert data from another table or result set.

Remember to adjust the table name, column names, and values based on your specific table structure and data.

Daniel Steinhold Answered question August 6, 2023
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