Creating New Snowflake Connections

Arcadia Enterprise supports data connections to Snowflake data warehouses.

The following steps demonstrate how to create new Snowflake data connections.

Developer Notes:

Note the following known issue that affects Snowflake connections:

Create New Data Connection Modal Window: Snowflake
Create a New Snowflake Connection
  1. On the main navigation bar, click Data.

    Click DATA on main navigation bar

    The Data view appears, open on the Datasets tab.

    Main landing page of DATA
  2. In the side bar, click New Connection.

    Create New Connection

    The Create New Data Connection modal window appears.

  3. In the Create New Data Connection modal window, under Connection type, select Snowflake.
  4. Under Connection name, specify the name of the new connection. Here, we use SnowflakeConnection.
  5. Under Account Name, enter the name of your account with Snowflake.
  6. Under Warehouse, enter the name of the target warehouse.
  7. Under Database, enter the name of the target database.
  8. Under Credentials, complete the following entries.

    • Under Username, enter the username for establishing the connection.

    • Under Password, enter the password for establishing the connection.

  9. At the bottom of the modal, click Test.

    testing connection
    Testing the New Connection

    If the connection is valid, the system returns a 'Connection Verified' message.

  10. Click Save.

    connection verified, connecting
    Connecting a Verified Connection

After this operation succeeds, the new connection name appears on the side navigation bar. To customize the connection, see the options available under the Advanced, Parameters, and Cache tabs.

Parameter Options

  • Click the Parameters tab.

    Parameter tabs, specifying parameter name/value
    Specifying Connection Parameters
  • Click the first row to add a Parameter name/value pair. Type in the parameters and their values.

  • If you want to remove a parameter, click (trash can) icon to remove existing parameters.

Cache Options

  • Click the Cache tab.

    Cache tab, specifying Result Cache Enable and Retention Time options
    Specifying Cache
  • Select the Result Cache option to enable periodic cache updates.

  • In the Retention Time field, specify the frequency of cache updates, in seconds.

    For example, the default value of 86400 indicates an update every 24 hours, and a value of 300 initiates a refresh every 5 minutes.