sfsql is now obsoleted. Use SnowSQL instead.
This topic describes how to configure
sfsql. Note that the
sfsql installer is no longer available for download.
In this Topic:
sfsql uses the Snowflake JDBC driver to connect to Snowflake. The driver
does not need to be downloaded and installed before installing
because the driver is automatically installed along with
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.
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
ACCOUNT=<account_name> GSIP=<account_name>.snowflakecomputing.com PORT=443
<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.