Installing the Node.js Driver

This topic describes how to install the Node.js driver using npm, the default package manager for the Node.js JavaScript runtime environment.


  • Node.js must already be installed in the environment where you wish to install the driver.

  • You need to be able to run the node and npm commands.

  • Depending on your environment, you may need sudo privileges.

For a list of the operating systems supported by Snowflake clients, see Operating system support.

Installing the driver

The Node.js driver (snowflake-sdk) is available directly from npm.

To install the driver, open a terminal window and type the following command:

npm install snowflake-sdk

The command downloads and installs the Snowflake Node.js driver. The driver should now appear in your node_modules directory and you should be able to use the driver using require('snowflake-sdk').