Snowflake Connector for Python

The Snowflake Connector for Python provides an interface for developing Python applications that can connect to Snowflake and perform all standard operations. It provides a programming alternative to developing applications in Java or C/C++ using the Snowflake JDBC or ODBC drivers.

The connector is a native, pure Python package that has no dependencies on JDBC or ODBC. It can be installed using pip on Linux, MacOS, and Windows platforms where Python is installed.

The connector supports developing applications using the Python Database API v2 specification (PEP-249), including using the following standard API objects:

  • Connection objects for connecting to Snowflake.

  • Cursor objects for executing DDL/DML statements and queries.

SnowSQL, the command line client provided by Snowflake, is an example of an application developed using the connector.

Note

Snowflake now provides first-class Python APIs for managing core Snowflake resources including databases, schemas, tables, tasks, and warehouses, without using SQL. For more information, see Snowflake Python API: Managing Snowflake objects with Python.

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