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Automating Table Creation from an External Stage in Snowflake

Photo by Christopher Burns on Unsplash Recently while I was readying to import some training data (I think Tableau’s Bookshop dataset they introduced alongside the relationship model is an incredibly good dataset) into Snowflake, I found myself h...

Sharing with Reader Accounts in Snowflake

Image by StockSnap from Pixabay Recently, I was challenged to give a presentation on three really cool features of Snowflake. It didn’t take me long to know what the team would be most interested in, I chose: Snowpipes Time Travel Data Sh...

Tips On Passing Your SnowPro Core Exam

Photo by Tom Coomer on Unsplash The other day, I passed my SnowPro Core Exam! What surprised me is that although the exam sounds pretty daunting, it wasn’t one I found very hard at all. While some exams are quilty of trying to trip you up, or inc...

Input from Tableau Server into Alteryx Workflow

A week or so ago I accidentally claimed an Alteryx tool existed that didn’t actually exist. I promise I had no intention to fool anyone, I was simply labouring under a misapprehension. For some reason, I was convinced that sitting beside the Publi...