To use Snowflake Python libraries in an AWS Lambda function, you need to package the required libraries along with your Lambda function code. Snowflake provides a Python connector that you can use to interact with the Snowflake data warehouse.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to import Snowflake Python libraries into an AWS Lambda function:

1. Create a Deployment Package

Start by creating a deployment package that includes your Lambda function code and the Snowflake Python connector. You can do this using a virtual environment to isolate your dependencies.

Follow these steps:

# Create a directory for your Lambda function
mkdir lambda_function

# Change to the directory
cd lambda_function

# Create a virtual environment
python3 -m venv venv

# Activate the virtual environment
source venv/bin/activate  # On Windows: venv\Scripts\activate

# Install the Snowflake connector and any other dependencies
pip install snowflake-connector-python

# Create your Lambda function code (e.g.,
# Ensure to include your Snowflake code in

# Deactivate the virtual environment

2. Create a Deployment Package Zip File

Once you have installed the necessary libraries in your virtual environment, create a deployment package zip file:

zip -r lambda_function/*

3. Upload the Deployment Package to AWS Lambda

Now, you can upload the ‘‘ file to AWS Lambda using the AWS Management Console, AWS CLI, or an automation tool. Here’s an example using the AWS CLI:

aws lambda create-function \
    --function-name YourLambdaFunction \
    --runtime python3.8 \
    --role arn:aws:iam::your-account-id:role/your-execution-role \
    --handler lambda_function.lambda_handler \
    --zip-file fileb://

Replace ‘YourLambdaFunction‘, ‘your-account-id‘, and ‘your-execution-role‘ with your actual Lambda function name, AWS account ID, and IAM role ARN.

4. Configure Environment Variables

If your Snowflake connection requires authentication, you might need to configure environment variables for your Snowflake credentials in the Lambda function. Update your Lambda function configuration accordingly.

5. Invoke Your Lambda Function

After deploying the Lambda function, you can invoke it either manually or through an event trigger. Make sure to handle Snowflake connections, queries, and error handling within your Lambda function code.

Here’s a simple example of a Lambda function (‘‘) that connects to Snowflake:

import snowflake.connector

def lambda_handler(event, context):
    # Snowflake connection parameters
    snowflake_params = {
        'user': 'your_username',
        'password': 'your_password',
        'account': 'your_account_url',
        'warehouse': 'your_warehouse',
        'database': 'your_database',
        'schema': 'your_schema'

    # Establish a connection
    connection = snowflake.connector.connect(**snowflake_params)

        # Execute a simple query
        with connection.cursor() as cursor:
            cursor.execute("SELECT CURRENT_TIMESTAMP()")
            result = cursor.fetchone()
            print("Current timestamp from Snowflake:", result[0])
        # Close the connection

if __name__ == "__main__":
    lambda_handler(None, None)

Remember to replace the placeholder values in ‘snowflake_params‘ with your actual Snowflake credentials and connection details.

Note: Snowflake credentials should be handled securely in production scenarios. You might consider using AWS Secrets Manager or other secure methods to manage sensitive information.

Always refer to the official documentation for the Snowflake connector and AWS Lambda for the latest information:


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