System Functions

Snowflake provides the following types of system functions:

  • Control functions that allow you to execute actions in the system (e.g. aborting a query).

  • Information functions that return information about the system (e.g. calculating the clustering depth of a table).

  • Information functions that return information about queries (e.g. information about EXPLAIN plans).

Many of these system functions have the prefix SYSTEM$ (e.g. SYSTEM$TYPEOF). For the system functions that use this prefix, you must specify the prefix when calling the function. For example:

SELECT SYSTEM$TYPEOF('a');

Function Name

Notes

Control

Information

Deprecated; use the other clustering functions instead.

Deprecated; use DATABASE_REFRESH_HISTORY instead.

Deprecated; use DATABASE_REFRESH_PROGRESS , DATABASE_REFRESH_PROGRESS_BY_JOB instead.

Deprecated; use SYSTEM$ALLOWLIST instead.

Deprecated; use SYSTEM$ALLOWLIST_PRIVATELINK instead.

Query Information

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