Configuring sfsql — Obsoleted

This topic describes how to configure sfsql. Note that the sfsql installer is no longer available for download.


sfsql uses the Snowflake JDBC driver to connect to Snowflake. The driver does not need to be downloaded and installed before installing sfsql because the driver is automatically installed along with sfsql; however, the JDBC driver requires the 64-bit version of Java 1.7 (or higher).

If the required version of Java is not installed on the client machine where sfsql will be installed, it must be installed. For more information, see Java requirements for the JDBC Driver.

Configure Client Login

sfsql provides various parameters for configuring client connection and login. The client/login.defaults file can be used to define default connection parameters which can be overridden on the command line when starting the client.

When you download the client from Snowflake, the following parameters are preset in login.defaults:


where <account_name> is the name assigned to your account by Snowflake.

To set additional defaults, add the corresponding parameters to the file, using the same structure/format described above. For a complete list of the defaults you can set in the file, see Starting and Stopping sfsql — Obsoleted.