Dataiku Connection: Snowtflake Session Parameter - Set Timezone for TIMESTAMP_TZ

saulleon Registered Posts: 22 ✭✭✭✭

Hello Community!

I have a Snowflake dataset, that saves timestamps in UTC mode. The problem is that dates aren't matching, because of my timezone. The solution is to move the timezone to my current location. The problem is that I cannot do it, because of my organization's snowflake account.

Snowflake documentation mentions that you can inject timezone during sessions, which means that we can set up a timezone when we query DB and this will fix timestamps.

alter session set timezone = 'America/Los_Angeles';

My question is: Does the Snowflake Connection Settings has any parameter where we can provide this timezone injection?

Thank you in advance,


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  • Alexandru
    Alexandru Dataiker, Dataiku DSS Core Designer, Dataiku DSS ML Practitioner, Dataiku DSS Adv Designer, Registered Posts: 1,209 Dataiker
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    Hi Saul,

    If the date column is a date without timezone you can check the option “Read SQL timestamp without timezone as DSS dates” and set the “Assumed timezone” accordingly.

    Screenshot 2021-08-31 at 08.26.03.png

    If this is not what you are looking for you can also set a session timezone you can using Post-Connect commands to set the session timezone in the connection.

    Screenshot 2021-08-31 at 08.19.03.png

    Let me know if this helps.


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