BEGIN … END (Snowflake Scripting)¶
END define a Snowflake Scripting block.
For more information on blocks, see Understanding Blocks in Snowflake Scripting.
BEGIN <statement>; [ <statement>; ... ] [ EXCEPTION <exception_handler> ] END;
ENDmust be followed immediately by a semicolon, or followed immediately by a label that is immediately followed by a semicolon.
BEGINmust not be followed immediately by a semicolon.
ENDare usually used inside another language construct, such as a looping or branching construct, or inside a stored procedure. However, this is not required. A BEGIN/END block can be the top-level construct inside an anonymous block.
Blocks can be nested.
This is a simple example of using
END to group related statements. This example creates two
EXECUTE IMMEDIATE $$ BEGIN CREATE TABLE parent (ID INTEGER); CREATE TABLE child (ID INTEGER, parent_ID INTEGER); RETURN 'Completed'; END; $$ ;
The next example is similar; the statements are grouped into a block and are also inside a transaction within that block:
EXECUTE IMMEDIATE $$ BEGIN BEGIN TRANSACTION; TRUNCATE TABLE child; TRUNCATE TABLE parent; COMMIT; RETURN ''; END; $$ ;
In this example, the statements are inside a branching construct.
IF (both_rows_are_valid) THEN BEGIN BEGIN TRANSACTION; INSERT INTO parent ...; INSERT INTO child ...; COMMIT; END; END IF;