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Release Notes August 2023

Snowflake bundle 2023_05

With the release of the Snowflake 2023_05 bundle, you'll notice adjustments in the behavior of SOLE and MATE and tag management. The bundle is enabled by default. Further details are outlined in the topics below.

Validation of file formats options in SOLE

With this bundle, Snowflake improves the validation when creating or updating file formats in a database. Check out the Snowflake Documentation for more information.

Previously, SOLE didn't throw any error message if a stage or file format was created with invalid file format options. Currently, if the existing stage or file format configurations in SOLE are incorrect, the SOLE jobs will fail in a pipeline.

Output of failed grants

With this bundle, Snowflake changes the output of a failed grant. Check out the Snowflake Documentation for more information.

Previously, if a grant query failed due to insufficient privileges, the query failed, but SOLE and MATE silently ignored the grants that could not be applied. Currently, the grant query will return an error, which will cause the SOLE or MATE jobs applying the grant to fail.

Role permission to view tags

With this bundle, Snowflake is changing the permissions required to manage tags that are shared through a data share. Check out the Snowflake Documentation for more information.

Previously, a role with the required privileges to access the shared schema that stores tags could view all of the shared tags. Currently, a role needs the READ privilege to a tag within the schema to view that tag.

Feature release status badge: EoL
MATE with dbt version 1.0

By the end of October 2023, the default dbt version of the MATE orchestrator and MATE packages will be dbt 1.5, rather than 1.0.
By the end of November 2023, dbt 1.0 will reach its end of life and will no longer receive support. However, you can still explicitly switch to dbt 1.0 in your DataOps projects after November, and dbt 1.0 will be installed at runtime, but this will have performance and support impacts.

We strongly advise upgrading your DataOps projects to a later supported dbt version, like 1.5 or 1.4, and benefit from improved performance and access to important updates. Check Switching dbt version for more information.


Feature release status badge: Improvement
Creating users automatically via SSO

We have introduced a new self-serve Single Sign-On (SSO) user creation process that significantly enhanced our authentication system by streamlining the experience for new users and administrators. Users with the appropriate SSO permissions can now independently access the data product platform by using this new user creation process without the help of our support team.

See automatic user creating via SSO for more details.