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Describe To Grid

The Describe to Grid component lets you save the results of a DESCRIBE command into a grid variable.

In Snowflake, the DESCRIBE command returns metadata on the columns of a table, external table, or view.


Name = string

A human-readable name for the component.

Database = drop-down

The Snowflake database. The special value, [Environment Default], will use the database defined in the environment. Read Databases, Tables and Views - Overview to learn more.

Schema = drop-down

The Snowflake schema. The special value, [Environment Default], will use the schema defined in the environment. Read Database, Schema, and Share DDL to learn more.

Object Type = drop-down

The type of object to run DESCRIBE against.

Object Name = drop-down

The name of the object.

Grid Variable = drop-down

Drop-down list of grid variables. Read Grid variables to learn more.

Grid Variable Mapping = multiple drop-downs

Map each column in the grid variable to a particular "type" of metadata by selecting from the available drop-down menus.

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