Snowflake Plugin Available NOW on VSCode

We have great news! Snowflake has released its own VSCode Plugin! It’s currently in Public Preview (PuPr) and you can download it from the Microsoft Visual Studio Extension marketplace. With the plugin you will have access to some features such as:

 

  • Accounts and Sessions: the plugin allows you to connect to and easily switch between multiple Snowflake accounts. And (this is really cool) you can share a single session between multiple open VSCode editor windows! Support for Single Sign On (SSO) is available.
  • Snowflake SQL Intellisense: autocomplete for object names, keywords, and built-in functions, with signature help for function calls. Links to documentation for keywords and built-in functions on hover.
  • Database Explorer: a treeview-based panel that lets you drill down into object definitions and details.
  • Query Execution: not just single statements, but multiple statement executions!
  • Query Results and History panel: View and sort query results and export results to CSV format. Review prior statement history and results, and copy/paste support on previous queries.

 

Here is a quick guide on how to install the Snowflake plugin on VSCode.

 

  1. Launch VSCode and head over to the Extensions Marketplace tab

     2. Type in “Snowflake” and select the verified Snowflake extension (It should have the verification checkmark)

     3. Click on the Snowflake icon to log in. The extension will ask for your account’s URL however this part can be tricky. Instead of inputting the whole URL just add the part before .snowflakecomputing.com

 

For example, if your account URL is https://ja13154.east-us-2.azure.snowflakecomputing.com/, enter ja13154.east-us-2.azure in the Account Name/URL box.

 

                                 

 

    4. As a final step add your username and password and you are all set to go!

Playfab: Data Sharing with Snowflake

Playfab: Data Sharing with Snowflake

Here’s a great example of how Playfab, an online back-end service for game developers, leverages Snowflake’s Data Sharing functionality. Video games are increasingly delivered as part of an online service, and so game developers, now more than ever, are in need of one, secure space from which to host all their assets, tools, and data (both outbound, and from their players)! Continue reading