Look up IP addresses from IPinfo’s IP to Mobile Carrier database on Snowflake

On Snowflake, all of our listings come with their own unique UDTF (User Defined Table Functions) that is designed to enrich your IP database in the most efficient way possible. You should exclusively use these UDTFs if you are doing bulk IP data enrichment using our database.

:link: Please refer to our Snowflake Listing Technical Guide to learn more.

:link: IPinfo’s Listings on Snowflake Marketplace

:link: Documentation and Database Schema: IP to Mobile Carrier Database

:link: IPinfo IP address to Mobile Carrier — Snowflake Marketplace

Using the IP_CARRIER UDTF for our IP to Carrier database

Let’s say your table containing the IP addresses is called LOG and the column containing the IP address is called IP. Based on this use, the provided IP_CARRIER UDTF from the public namespace of your IPinfo database.

FROM log l
LEFT JOIN TABLE(ipinfo.public.IP_CARRIER(l.ip))

Please note that ipinfo on the ipinfo.public.IP_CARRIER can be different for you. It depends on the name you gave to our listing when you purchased it.

The UDTF format is:

SELECT <column_containing_ip_addresses>
FROM <input_table> <table.alias>
JOIN TABLE(ipinfo.public.<UDTF_name>(<table_alias.column_name>))

The UDTF will return the Mobile Carrier related information for IPs which includes:

  • Name of the carrier
  • Country
  • Mobile Country Code
  • Mobile Network Code

For invalid IP addresses or IP addresses that aren’t included in our database, the outputted table will not include their information

If you want to learn about the technical aspect of how we came up with these UDTFs and the process behind their efficiency, read this article: https://ipinfo.io/blog/ip-address-data-in-snowflake/