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File Functions

# GET_ABSOLUTE_PATH¶

Retrieves the absolute path of a staged file using the stage name and path of the file relative to its location in the stage as inputs.

## Syntax¶

GET_ABSOLUTE_PATH( @<stage_name> , '<relative_file_path>' )


## Arguments¶

stage_name

Name of the internal or external stage where the file is stored.

Note

If the stage name includes spaces or special characters, it must be enclosed in single quotes (e.g. '@"my stage"' for a stage named "my stage").

relative_file_path

Path and filename of the file relative to its location in the stage.

## Returns¶

Absolute path of the file in cloud storage.

## Usage Notes¶

• This SQL function returns a value for any role that has the following privilege on the stage:

External stage

USAGE

Internal stage

• If files downloaded from an internal stage are corrupted, verify with the stage creator that ENCRYPTION = (TYPE = 'SNOWFLAKE_SSE') is set for the stage.

## Examples¶

Retrieve the absolute path of a bitmap format image file in an external stage:

SELECT GET_ABSOLUTE_PATH(@images_stage, 'us/yosemite/half_dome.jpg');

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| GET_ABSOLUTE_PATH(@IMAGES_STAGE, 'US/YOSEMITE/HALF_DOME.JPG')                            |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| s3://photos/national_parks/us/yosemite/half_dome.jpg                                     |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+