How to set up Greenplum with dbt Developer Hub

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May 10, 2024
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How to Install the dbt-greenplum Adapter?

According to dbt Docs, the dbt-greenplum adapter can be installed using pip. Before version 1.8, installing the adapter would automatically install dbt-core and any additional dependencies. However, starting with version 1.8, installing an adapter does not automatically install dbt-core.

pip install dbt-greenplum

This command installs the dbt-greenplum adapter. Remember that from version 1.8 onwards, you need to install dbt-core separately.

  • Pip: It is a package installer for Python. You can use it to install dbt-greenplum.
  • Dbt-core: It is the core package of dbt. From version 1.8, it needs to be installed separately.

What is the Greenplum-specific Configuration?

For Greenplum-specific configuration, you can refer to Greenplum configs. You can also find more up-to-date information in the README.

Refer to Greenplum configs

This step involves referring to the Greenplum configs for specific configurations. The README file also contains up-to-date information.

  • Greenplum configs: These are specific configurations for Greenplum.
  • README: It is a document that contains up-to-date information about the project.

How to Prepare dbt for the First Time?

Run make prepare-dbt before running dbt for the first time. This step prepares dbt for its initial run.

make prepare-dbt

The 'make prepare-dbt' command prepares dbt for its initial run. It is crucial to run this command before running dbt for the first time.

  • Make: It is a build automation tool that automatically builds executable programs and libraries from source code.
  • Prepare-dbt: It is a command to prepare dbt for its initial run.

How to Set the DBT_PROFILE_PATH Environment Variable?

Ensure you have the DBT_PROFILE_PATH environment variable set. This environment variable is necessary for dbt to function correctly.

export DBT_PROFILE_PATH=/path/to/your/profile

The 'export DBT_PROFILE_PATH=/path/to/your/profile' command sets the DBT_PROFILE_PATH environment variable. This environment variable is necessary for dbt to function correctly.

  • Export: It is a command used in Unix and Unix-like operating systems to set environment variables.
  • DBT_PROFILE_PATH: It is an environment variable that needs to be set for dbt to function correctly.

How to Update .dbt/profiles.yml with User Configuration?

Ensure that you have updated your .dbt/profiles.yml with your specific user configuration. This step involves updating the .dbt/profiles.yml file with your specific user configuration.

Update .dbt/profiles.yml with your specific user configuration

This step involves updating the .dbt/profiles.yml file with your specific user configuration. This configuration is necessary for dbt to function correctly.

  • .dbt/profiles.yml: It is a file that contains user-specific configurations for dbt.
  • User configuration: It is a specific configuration that is unique to each user.

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