CREATE EXTERNAL LOCATION (Databricks SQL)

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Creates an external location with the specified name. If a location with the same name already exists, an exception is thrown.

Syntax

CREATE EXTERNAL LOCATION [IF NOT EXISTS] location_name
    URL url
    WITH (STORAGE CREDENTIAL credential_name)
    [COMMENT comment]

Parameters

  • location_name

    The name of the location to be created.

  • IF NOT EXISTS

    Creates a location with the given name if it does not exist. If a location with the same name already exists, nothing will happen.

  • url

    A STRING literal with the location of the cloud storage described as an absolute URL.

  • credential_name

    The named credential used to connect to this location.

  • comment

    An optional description for the location, or NULL. The default is NULL.

Examples

-- Create a location accessed using the s3_remote_cred credential
> CREATE EXTERNAL LOCATION s3_remote URL 's3://us-east-1/location'
     WITH (STORAGE CREDENTIAL s3_remote_cred)
     COMMENT 'Default source for AWS exernal data';