Step 1. Log into SnowSQL

After SnowSQL is installed (see Prerequisites for details), to log in:

  1. Open a terminal window.

  2. Start SnowSQL at the command prompt:

    $ snowsql -a <account_name> -u <user_name>`
    

    Where:

    • <account_name> is the name assigned to your account by Snowflake. In the hostname you received from Snowflake (after your account was provisioned), your account name is the full/entire string to the left of snowflakecomputing.com.

    • <user_name> is the login name for your Snowflake user.

    Note that your full account name may include additional segments that identify the region and cloud platform where your account is hosted.

    Account name examples by region

    If your account name is xy12345:

    Cloud Platform / Region

    Full Account Name

    AWS

    US West (Oregon)

    xy12345

    US East (Ohio)

    xy12345.us-east-2.aws

    US East (N. Virginia)

    xy12345.us-east-1

    US East (Commercial Gov - N. Virginia)

    xy12345.us-east-1-gov.aws

    Canada (Central)

    xy12345.ca-central-1.aws

    EU (Ireland)

    xy12345.eu-west-1

    EU (Frankfurt)

    xy12345.eu-central-1

    Asia Pacific (Tokyo)

    xy12345.ap-northeast-1.aws

    Asia Pacific (Mumbai)

    xy12345.ap-south-1.aws

    Asia Pacific (Singapore)

    xy12345.ap-southeast-1

    Asia Pacific (Sydney)

    xy12345.ap-southeast-2

    GCP

    US Central1 (Iowa)

    xy12345.us-central1.gcp

    Europe West2 (London)

    xy12345.europe-west2.gcp

    Europe West4 (Netherlands)

    xy12345.europe-west4.gcp

    Azure

    West US 2 (Washington)

    xy12345.west-us-2.azure

    East US 2 (Virginia)

    xy12345.east-us-2.azure

    US Gov Virginia

    xy12345.us-gov-virginia.azure

    Canada Central (Toronto)

    xy12345.canada-central.azure

    West Europe (Netherlands)

    xy12345.west-europe.azure

    Switzerland North (Zurich)

    xy12345.switzerland-north.azure

    Southeast Asia (Singapore)

    xy12345.southeast-asia.azure

    Australia East (New South Wales)

    xy12345.australia-east.azure

    Important

    If either of the following conditions is true, your account name is different than the structure described in this example:

    • If your Snowflake Edition is VPS, please contact Snowflake Support for details about your account name.

    • If AWS PrivateLink is enabled for your account, your account name requires an additional privatelink segment. For more details, see AWS PrivateLink & Snowflake.

  3. When prompted by SnowSQL, enter the password for your Snowflake user.

For more details, see Connecting Through SnowSQL.

Next: Step 2. Create Snowflake Objects