How to solve the SQL Error [606] [57P03] in DBeaver with Snowflake?

If you’re diving into data analysis with Snowflake and DBeaver, you might come across a specific error message: “DBeaver – SQL Error [606] [57P03]: No active warehouse selected in the current session. Select an active warehouse with the ‘use warehouse’ command.” Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Let’s take a look at what this error means and explore some solutions for it.


The Scenario

I’ve recently connected to Snowflake and was able to view all our schemas under “Browse Data.” However, I stumbled upon a roadblock when trying to view a table or run a query. The error in question popped up: “No active warehouse selected in the current session. Select an active warehouse with the ‘use warehouse’ command.” What does this mean, and what can you do about it? Let’s delve in!

Understanding the Error

In Snowflake‘s cloud-based data warehouse, a “warehouse” refers to a virtual compute resource used to run queries against your data. If you forget to specify which warehouse you want to use in DBeaver, you’ll encounter this error.

The Solution

The solution is simple: specify the warehouse in your query by using the “use warehouse” command. For instance:

use warehouse my_warehouse;

You can include this command in your query or set it as the default warehouse with:

alter session set warehouse = my_warehouse;

Checking DBeaver Configuration

Ensure your DBeaver configuration is correct, especially if you’re connecting to Snowflake for the first time. Verify that your username, password, and selected warehouse are all accurately set up.

Resolving Permission Issues

The error might also stem from a permissions problem. If your Metabase user doesn’t have access to the desired warehouse, you’ll hit this snag. Granting the necessary permissions should clear the path:

GRANT USAGE ON WAREHOUSE my_warehouse TO ROLE my_role;


The SQL Error [606] [57P03] can initially seem like a hurdle, but it’s an easy fix. Whether it’s specifying the warehouse or adjusting permissions, you now have the tools to move past it. Happy querying!

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