No columns retrieved when setting up Snowflake trigger in Zapier.

  • 22 February 2024
  • 6 replies

Userlevel 1


I’m trying to set up a trigger with Snowflake to detect new or updated rows. The connection works and I can see the tables that are available in my schema, but when I select one, there are no columns retrieved. Doesn’t matter which table I choose, it happens with them all. 


The account I’m using has the same role as the user that created both the schema and the table, and that role has ownership of both, so I don’t think it’s an issue with permissions.

Any ideas?

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Userlevel 7
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Hi @PilarFH 

Help article to reference for possible guidance about using Snowflake in Zaps:


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Userlevel 1

Yes, I already checked that out. We have managed to make it work with an account that has an AccountAdmin role, which shouldn’t be the case since the account we created for the zap should work with the role it has (ownership of the schema and table).

Hi @PilarFH,


Did you manage to fix your issue already?

I'm running into the same problem.

Userlevel 7
Badge +6

Hi @ffm online marketing,

I believe @PilarFH managed to fixed the issue by using an account with an “AccountAdmin” role.

Hopefully, this helps!

Hi @ken.a,

Thanks for your reply.

Our Tech team is very strict with assigning AccountAdmin roles in Snowflake. Therefore it is not an option to fix this issue via your suggested fix. Would you happen to know an alternative solution?




Userlevel 7
Badge +6

Hi @ffm online marketing,

Unfortunately, there are no alternative way about this, but to have an AccountAdmin role in Snowflake. This role is vital to create an API integration according to Snowflake here:

Hopefully, this helps!