Downloading the ODBC Driver

The installer for the Snowflake ODBC driver is distributed through the Snowflake web interface.

Before downloading the driver, you may want to first verify the version of the driver you are currently using. To verify your driver version, connect to Snowflake through a client application that uses the driver and check the version. If the application supports executing SQL queries, you can call the CURRENT_CLIENT function.

To download the installer for the latest version of the driver for your platform:

  1. In the Snowflake web interface, go to HelpDownload… to display the Downloads dialog.

  2. Select ODBC Driver on the left, then click the download icon on the right for the driver that matches your client platform:

    Snowflake ODBC Driver options in Downloads dialog

    Note

    The Linux installation package is provided in three variations:

    • TGZ (TAR file compressed using .GZIP)
    • RPM
    • DEB

    The TGZ package requires some manual configuration tasks. The RPM and DEB packages include an automated installer and support validation using the public GPG key provided by Snowflake.

  3. If you download the RPM or DEB packages for Linux, you may also want to download the GPG key from the same dialog. The key is also available from the public keyserver. The key is used to (optionally) validate the package before install.

After downloading the appropriate installer for the driver for your platform, use the following instructions (and related information) to install and configure the driver: