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System Functions (System Information)

SYSTEM$CLIENT_VERSION_INFO

Returns version information for Snowflake clients and drivers.

See also:

Client versions & support policy

Syntax

SYSTEM$CLIENT_VERSION_INFO()
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Arguments

None

Returns

Return a string containing a JSON array of objects. Each object contains information about a specific client and driver, such as SnowSQL, the JDBC driver, and so on.

Each JSON object contains the following name/value pairs:

{
  "clientId": "DOTNETDriver",
  "clientAppId": ".NET",
  "minimumSupportedVersion": "2.0.9",
  "minimumNearingEndOfSupportVersion": "2.0.11",
  "recommendedVersion": "2.1.5",
  "deprecatedVersions": [],
  "_customSupportedVersions_": []
},
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Where:

clientId

Internal ID of the client or driver. Possible values include:

  • DOTNETDriver

  • GO

  • JDBC

  • JSDriver

  • ODBC

  • PHP_PDO

  • PythonConnector

  • SnowSQL

  • SQLAPI

clientAppId

Name of the client or driver. Possible values include:

  • .NET

  • GO

  • JDBC

  • JavaScript

  • ODBC

  • PDO

  • PythonConnector

  • SnowSQL

  • SQLAPI

minimumSupportedVersion

Oldest version of the client or driver officially supported.

minimumNearingEndOfSupportVersion

Version of the client or driver that reaches end-of-support (EOS) at the start of the next quarter.

recommendedVersion

Current version of the client or driver.

deprecatedVersions, _customSupportedVersions_

Internal use only.

Usage Notes

  • If you prefer not to process JSON, you can use the PARSE_JSON and LATERAL FLATTEN function to convert the JSON to columnar output.

  • You can also use the WHERE clause to return the information for a specific client or driver (clientId).

Examples

The following example retrieves the version information for all Snowflake clients and drivers. Note that the output has been manually formatted for better readability.

SELECT SYSTEM$CLIENT_VERSION_INFO();
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[
  {
    "clientId": "DOTNETDriver",
    "clientAppId": ".NET",
    "minimumSupportedVersion": "2.0.9",
    "minimumNearingEndOfSupportVersion": "2.0.11",
    "recommendedVersion": "2.1.5",
    "deprecatedVersions": [],
    "_customSupportedVersions_": []
  },
  {
    "clientId": "GO",
    "clientAppId": "Go",
    "minimumSupportedVersion": "1.6.6",
    "minimumNearingEndOfSupportVersion": "1.6.9",
    "recommendedVersion": "1.7.1",
    "deprecatedVersions": [],
    "_customSupportedVersions_": [
      "1.1.5"
    ]
  },
  {
    "clientId": "JDBC",
    "clientAppId": "JDBC",
    "minimumSupportedVersion": "3.13.14",
    "minimumNearingEndOfSupportVersion": "3.13.18",
    "recommendedVersion": "3.14.4",
    "deprecatedVersions": [],
    "_customSupportedVersions_": []
  },
  {
    "clientId": "JSDriver",
    "clientAppId": "JavaScript",
    "minimumSupportedVersion": "1.6.6",
    "minimumNearingEndOfSupportVersion": "1.6.9",
    "recommendedVersion": "1.9.2",
    "deprecatedVersions": [],
    "_customSupportedVersions_": []
  },
  {
    "clientId": "ODBC",
    "clientAppId": "ODBC",
    "minimumSupportedVersion": "2.24.5",
    "minimumNearingEndOfSupportVersion": "2.24.7",
    "recommendedVersion": "3.1.4",
    "deprecatedVersions": [],
    "_customSupportedVersions_": []
  },
  {
    "clientId": "PHP_PDO",
    "clientAppId": "PDO",
    "minimumSupportedVersion": "1.2.0",
    "minimumNearingEndOfSupportVersion": "1.2.1",
    "recommendedVersion": "2.0.1",
    "deprecatedVersions": [],
    "_customSupportedVersions_": []
  },
  {
    "clientId": "PythonConnector",
    "clientAppId": "PythonConnector",
    "minimumSupportedVersion": "2.7.3",
    "minimumNearingEndOfSupportVersion": "2.7.7",
    "recommendedVersion": "3.6.0",
    "deprecatedVersions": [],
    "_customSupportedVersions_": []
  },
  {
    "clientId": "SnowSQL",
    "clientAppId": "SnowSQL",
    "minimumSupportedVersion": "1.2.21",
    "minimumNearingEndOfSupportVersion": "1.2.21",
    "recommendedVersion": "1.2.31",
    "deprecatedVersions": [],
    "_customSupportedVersions_": []
  },
  {
    "clientId": "SQLAPI",
    "clientAppId": "SQLAPI",
    "minimumSupportedVersion": "1.0.0",
    "minimumNearingEndOfSupportVersion": "",
    "recommendedVersion": "",
    "deprecatedVersions": [],
    "_customSupportedVersions_": []
  }
]

The following example returns the version information for all clients as a rowset:

WITH output AS (
  SELECT
    PARSE_JSON(SYSTEM$CLIENT_VERSION_INFO()) a
)
SELECT
    value:clientAppId::STRING AS client_app_id,
    value:minimumSupportedVersion::STRING AS minimum_version,
    value:minimumNearingEndOfSupportVersion::STRING AS near_end_of_support_version,
    value:recommendedVersion::STRING AS recommended_version
  FROM output r,
    LATERAL FLATTEN(INPUT => r.a, MODE =>'array');
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+-----------------+-----------------+-----------------------------+---------------------+
| CLIENT_APP_ID   | MINIMUM_VERSION | NEAR_END_OF_SUPPORT_VERSION | RECOMMENDED_VERSION |
|-----------------+-----------------+-----------------------------+---------------------|
| .NET            | 2.0.9           | 2.0.11                      | 2.1.5               |
| Go              | 1.6.6           | 1.6.9                       | 1.7.1               |
| JDBC            | 3.13.14         | 3.13.18                     | 3.14.4              |
| JavaScript      | 1.6.6           | 1.6.9                       | 1.9.2               |
| ODBC            | 2.23.5          | 2.24.7                      | 3.1.4               |
| PDO             | 1.2.0           | 1.2.1                       | 2.0.1               |
| PythonConnector | 2.7.3           | 2.7.7                       | 3.6.0               |
| SnowSQL         | 1.2.21          | 1.2.21                      | 1.2.31              |
| SQLAPI          | 1.0.0           |                             |                     |
+-----------------+-----------------+-----------------------------+---------------------+

The following example returns the version information for the JDBC driver as a rowset:

WITH output AS (
  SELECT
    PARSE_JSON(SYSTEM$CLIENT_VERSION_INFO()) a
)
SELECT
    value:clientId::STRING AS client_id,
    value:minimumSupportedVersion::STRING AS minimum_version,
    value:minimumNearingEndOfSupportVersion::STRING AS near_end_of_support_version,
    value:recommendedVersion::STRING AS recommended_version
  FROM output r,
    LATERAL FLATTEN(INPUT => r.a, MODE =>'array')
  WHERE client_id = 'JDBC';
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+-----------+-----------------+-----------------------------+---------------------+
| CLIENT_ID | MINIMUM_VERSION | NEAR_END_OF_SUPPORT_VERSION | RECOMMENDED_VERSION |
|-----------+-----------------+-----------------------------+---------------------|
| JDBC      | 3.13.14         | 3.13.18                     | 3.14.4              |
+-----------+-----------------+-----------------------------+---------------------+