What are the different ways to create a Snowpark session?

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What are the different ways to create a Snowpark session?

Daniel Steinhold Asked question September 7, 2023
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There are a few different ways to create a Snowpark session.

  • Using the SessionBuilder class: This is the most common way to create a Snowpark session. You can use the SessionBuilder class to specify the connection parameters for your Snowflake account, such as your account identifier, user name, and password.
  • Using the createSession() method: This method is available in the Snowpark API for each supported programming language. It takes a few parameters, such as the connection parameters for your Snowflake account and the name of the session.
  • Using the Snowpark SparkSession: If you are using Snowpark with Spark, you can create a Snowpark session by using the Snowpark SparkSession. This class provides a number of convenience methods for creating and managing Snowpark sessions.

Here is an example of how to create a Snowpark session using the SessionBuilder class in Python:

Python

from snowflake.snowpark import SessionBuilder

builder = SessionBuilder()
builder.account = "myaccount"
builder.user = "myuser"
builder.password = "mypassword"

session = builder.build()

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Here is an example of how to create a Snowpark session using the createSession() method in Java:

Java

Session session = Session.createSession(
    accountIdentifier = "myaccount",
    user = "myuser",
    password = "mypassword"
);

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Here is an example of how to create a Snowpark session using the Snowpark SparkSession in Scala:

Scala

val session = SnowparkSparkSession.builder()
  .account("myaccount")
  .user("myuser")
  .password("mypassword")
  .build()

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Once you have created a Snowpark session, you can use it to execute SQL queries, load and read data, and perform other data processing tasks.

Daniel Steinhold Changed status to publish September 7, 2023
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