Troubleshooting processing of unstructured data

This topic provides instructions for resolving issues specific to processing unstructured data.

Downloaded files cannot be opened

When attempting to open a file downloaded from a stage using a URL, you could encounter an error such as invalid format.

Verify that the ENCRYPTION property for the stage is configured for server-side encryption. Server-side encryption is required to access staged files using a URL. For more information, see Server-side encryption for unstructured data access.

For external stages, the server-side encryption setting varies by cloud storage provider. For internal stages, set the ENCRYPTION property value to SNOWFLAKE_SSE.

The encryption type is specified when creating a stage (using CREATE STAGE) or later (using ALTER STAGE).