Snowflake Pricing - How many credits will be used when we take record count from a table?

select count(*) from table_name; will get data from meta_data or virtual warehouse has to run?

If virtual warehouse to run. Let us say the query took 35 seconds to complete. How many credits will be used?

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  • Simple Count(*) query will be directly answered by the cloud services layer (Metadata Layer). It will not spin up a virtual warehouse
  • And the metadata queries are FREE (unless, they exceed more than 10% of the compute credits, which is unlikely)
  • More details are here