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dbt Cloud

This page describes how to configure the dbt Cloud connector as part of a data pipeline within Designer.

The dbt Cloud connector is a Flex connector. In the Data Productivity Cloud, Flex connectors let you connect to a curated set of endpoints to load data.

You can use the dbt Cloud connector in its preconfigured state, or you can edit the connector by adding or amending available dbt Cloud endpoints as per your use case. You can edit Flex connectors in the Custom Connector user interface.

For detailed information about authentication, specific endpoints parameters, pagination, and more aspects of the dbt Cloud API, read the dbt Cloud API documentation v2, and dbt Cloud API documentation v3.


Properties

Name = string

A human-readable name for the component.


Data Source = drop-down

The data source to load data from in this pipeline. The drop-down menu lists the dbt Cloud API endpoints available in the connector. For detailed information about specific endpoints, read the dbt Cloud API documentation v2, and dbt Cloud API documentation v3.

Endpoint Method Reference
List Accounts GET Retrieves a list of accounts
List Connections GET Retrieves a list of connections
List SSH Tunnels GET Retrieves a list of SSH tunnels
List Environments GET Retrieves a list of environments
List Jobs GET Retrieves a list of jobs for an account
List Account Licenses GET Retrieves a list of account licenses
List Notifications GET Retrieves a list of notification configurations
List Projects GET Retrieves a list of projects
List Repositories GET Retrieves a list of repositories
List Runs GET Retrieves a list of runs for an account
Trigger Job Run POST Triggers a new run of a job
Retry Failed Job POST Retry a failed run for a job from the point of failure, if the run failed. Otherwise, trigger a new run
List Users GET Retrieves a list of users for a given account
Retrieve Job GET Retrieve the details of a job

Authentication Type = drop-down

The authentication method to authorize access to your dbt Cloud data. Currently supports bearer token.


Token = string

Use the drop-down menu to select the corresponding secret definition that denotes your dbt Cloud bearer token.

Read Secret definitions to learn how to create a new secret definition.

Read the dbt Cloud API documentation v2, and dbt Cloud API documentation v3 to learn how to acquire a bearer token for each version of the API.


URI Parameters = column editor

  • Parameter Name: The name of a URI parameter.
  • Parameter Value: The value of the corresponding parameter.
Required parameter Endpoints Description
base_url All endpoints Enter cloud.getdbt.com.
api_version List Connections, List SSH Tunnels, List Jobs, List Account Licenses, List Notifications, List Runs, Trigger Job Run, Retry Failed Job, Retrieve Job v2
api_version List Accounts, List Environments, List Projects, List Repositories, List Users v3
account_id List Connections, List SSH Tunnels, List Environments, List Jobs, List Account Licenses, List Notifications, List Projects, List Repositories, List Runs, Trigger Job Run, Retry Failed Job, List Users, Retrieve Job The account the environment is associated with.
job_id Trigger Job Run, Retry Failed Job Enter job_id.
id Retrieve Job id refers to the job id that is retrieved in the response from the List Jobs endpoint.

Query Parameters = column editor

  • Parameter Name: The name of a query parameter.
  • Parameter Value: The value of the corresponding parameter.

Header Parameters = column editor

  • Parameter Name: The name of a URI parameter.
  • Parameter Value: The value of the corresponding parameter.
Required parameter Endpoints Description
Content-Type Trigger Job Run, Retry Failed Job application/json

Post Body = JSON

A JSON body as part of a POST request.

For the Trigger Job Run endpoint:

{
  "cause": "Triggered via API"
}

Page Limit = integer

A numeric value to limit the maximum number of records per page.


Select your cloud data warehouse.

Destination = drop-down

  • Snowflake: Load your data into Snowflake. You'll need to set a cloud storage location for temporary staging of the data.
  • Cloud Storage: Load your data directly into your preferred cloud storage location.

Click either the Snowflake or Cloud Storage tab on this page for documentation applicable to that destination type.

Warehouse = drop-down

The Snowflake warehouse used to run the queries. The special value, [Environment Default], will use the warehouse defined in the environment. Read Overview of Warehouses to learn more.


Database = drop-down

The Snowflake database. The special value, [Environment Default], will use the database defined in the environment. Read Databases, Tables and Views - Overview to learn more.


Schema = drop-down

The Snowflake schema. The special value, [Environment Default], will use the schema defined in the environment. Read Database, Schema, and Share DDL to learn more.


Table Name = string

The name of the table to be created.


Load Strategy = drop-down

  • Replace: If the specified table name already exists, that table will be destroyed and replaced by the table created during this pipeline run.
  • Truncate and Insert: If the specified table name already exists, all rows within the table will be removed and new rows will be inserted per the next run of this pipeline.
  • Fail if Exists: If the specified table name already exists, this pipeline will fail to run.

Clean Staged files = boolean

  • Yes: Staged files will be destroyed after data is loaded. This is the default setting.
  • No: Staged files are retained in the staging area after data is loaded.

Stage Platform = drop-down

Choose a data staging platform using the drop-down menu.

  • S3: Stage your data on an AWS S3 bucket.
  • Snowflake: Stage your data on a Snowflake internal stage.
  • Azure Storage: Stage your data in an Azure Blob Storage container.

Click one of the tabs below for documentation applicable to that staging platform.

Amazon S3 Bucket = drop-down

An AWS S3 bucket to stage data into. The drop-down menu will include buckets tied to the cloud provider credentials that you have associated with your environment.

Internal Stage Type = drop-down

A Snowflake internal stage type. Currently, only type User is supported.

Read Choosing an Internal Stage for Local Files to learn more about internal stage types and the usage of each.

Storage Account = drop-down

Select a storage account linked to your desired blob container to be used for staging the data. For more information, read Storage account overview.


Container = drop-down

Select a Blob container to be used for staging the data. For more information, read Introduction to Azure Blob storage.

Load Strategy = drop-down

  • Append Files in Folder: Appends files to storage folder. This is the default setting.
  • Overwrite Files in Folder: Overwrite existing files with matching structure.

See the configuration table for how this parameter works with the Folder Path and File Prefix parameters:

Configuration Description
Append files in folder with defined folder path and file prefix. Files will be stored under the structure uniqueID/timestamp-partX where X is the part number, starting from 1. For example, 1da27ea6-f0fa-4d15-abdb-d4e990681839/20240229100736969-part1.
Append files in folder without defined folder path and file prefix. Files will be stored under the structure folder/prefix-timestamp-partX where X is the part number, starting from 1. For example, folder/prefix-20240229100736969-part1.
Overwrite files in folder with defined folder path and file prefix. Files will be stored under the structure folder/prefix-partX where X is the part number, starting from 1. All files with matching structures will be overwritten.
Overwrite files in folder without defined folder path and file prefix. Validation will fail. Folder path and file prefix must be supplied for this load strategy.

Folder Path = string

The folder path of the written files.


File Prefix = string

A string of characters to include at the beginning of the written files. Often used for organizing database objects.


Storage = drop-down

A cloud storage location to load your data into for storage. Choose either Amazon S3, Azure Storage, or Google Cloud Storage.

Click the tab that corresponds to your chosen cloud storage service.

Amazon S3 Bucket = drop-down

An AWS S3 bucket to load data into. The drop-down menu will include buckets tied to the cloud provider credentials that you have associated with your environment.

Storage Account = drop-down

Select a storage account linked to your desired blob container to be used for staging the data. For more information, read Storage account overview.


Container = drop-down

Select a Blob container to be used for staging the data. For more information, read Introduction to Azure Blob storage.

GCS Bucket= drop-down

The drop-down menu will include Google Cloud Storage (GCS) buckets tied to the cloud provider credentials that you have associated with your environment.

Destination = drop-down

  • Databricks: Load your data into Databricks. You'll need to set a cloud storage location for temporary staging of the data.
  • Cloud Storage: Load your data directly into your preferred cloud storage location.

Click either the Databricks or Cloud Storage tab on this page for documentation applicable to that destination type.

Catalog = drop-down

Select a Databricks Unity Catalog. The special value, [Environment Default], will use the catalog specified in the Data Productivity Cloud environment setup. Selecting a catalog will determine which schema are available in the next parameter.


Schema (Database) = drop-down

The Databricks schema. The special value, [Environment Default], will use the schema defined in the environment. Read Create and manage schemas to learn more.


Table Name = string

The name of the table to be created.


Load Strategy = drop-down

  • Replace: If the specified table name already exists, that table will be destroyed and replaced by the table created during this pipeline run.
  • Truncate and Insert: If the specified table name already exists, all rows within the table will be removed and new rows will be inserted per the next run of this pipeline.
  • Fail if Exists: If the specified table name already exists, this pipeline will fail to run.

Clean Staged Files = boolean

  • Yes: Staged files will be destroyed after data is loaded. This is the default setting.
  • No: Staged files are retained in the staging area after data is loaded.

Stage Platform = drop-down

Choose a data staging platform using the drop-down menu.

  • S3: Stage your data on an AWS S3 bucket.
  • Azure Storage: Stage your data in an Azure Blob Storage container.

Click one of the tabs below for documentation applicable to that staging platform.

Amazon S3 Bucket = drop-down

An AWS S3 bucket to stage data into. The drop-down menu will include buckets tied to the cloud provider credentials that you have associated with your environment.

Storage Account = drop-down

Select a storage account linked to your desired blob container to be used for staging the data. For more information, read Storage account overview.


Container = drop-down

Select a Blob container to be used for staging the data. For more information, read Introduction to Azure Blob storage.

Load Strategy = drop-down

  • Append Files in Folder: Appends files to storage folder. This is the default setting.
  • Overwrite Files in Folder: Overwrite existing files with matching structure.

See the configuration table for how this parameter works with the Folder Path and File Prefix parameters:

Configuration Description
Append files in folder with defined folder path and file prefix. Files will be stored under the structure uniqueID/timestamp-partX where X is the part number, starting from 1. For example, 1da27ea6-f0fa-4d15-abdb-d4e990681839/20240229100736969-part1.
Append files in folder without defined folder path and file prefix. Files will be stored under the structure folder/prefix-timestamp-partX where X is the part number, starting from 1. For example, folder/prefix-20240229100736969-part1.
Overwrite files in folder with defined folder path and file prefix. Files will be stored under the structure folder/prefix-partX where X is the part number, starting from 1. All files with matching structures will be overwritten.
Overwrite files in folder without defined folder path and file prefix. Validation will fail. Folder path and file prefix must be supplied for this load strategy.

Folder Path = string

The folder path of the written files.


File Prefix = string

A string of characters to include at the beginning of the written files. Often used for organizing database objects.


Storage = drop-down

A cloud storage location to load your data into for storage. Choose either Amazon S3, Azure Storage, or Google Cloud Storage.

Click the tab that corresponds to your chosen cloud storage service.

Amazon S3 Bucket = drop-down

An AWS S3 bucket to load data into. The drop-down menu will include buckets tied to the cloud provider credentials that you have associated with your environment.

Storage Account = drop-down

Select a storage account linked to your desired blob container to be used for staging the data. For more information, read Storage account overview.


Container = drop-down

Select a Blob container to be used for staging the data. For more information, read Introduction to Azure Blob storage.

GCS Bucket= drop-down

The drop-down menu will include Google Cloud Storage (GCS) buckets tied to the cloud provider credentials that you have associated with your environment.

Destination = drop-down

  • Amazon Redshift: Load your data into Amazon Redshift. You'll need to set a cloud storage location for temporary staging of the data.
  • Cloud Storage: Load your data directly into your preferred cloud storage location.

Click either the Amazon Redshift or Cloud Storage tab on this page for documentation applicable to that destination type.

Schema = drop-down

Select the Redshift schema. The special value, [Environment Default], will use the schema defined in the environment. For information about using multiple schemas, read Schemas.


Table Name = string

The name of the table to be created.


Load Strategy = drop-down

  • Replace: If the specified table name already exists, that table will be destroyed and replaced by the table created during this pipeline run.
  • Truncate and Insert: If the specified table name already exists, all rows within the table will be removed and new rows will be inserted per the next run of this pipeline.
  • Fail if Exists: If the specified table name already exists, this pipeline will fail to run.

Clean Staged Files = boolean

  • Yes: Staged files will be destroyed after data is loaded. This is the default setting.
  • No: Staged files are retained in the staging area after data is loaded.

Amazon S3 Bucket = drop-down

An AWS S3 bucket to stage data into. The drop-down menu will include buckets tied to the cloud provider credentials that you have associated with your environment.

Load Strategy = drop-down

  • Append Files in Folder: Appends files to storage folder. This is the default setting.
  • Overwrite Files in Folder: Overwrite existing files with matching structure.

See the configuration table for how this parameter works with the Folder Path and File Prefix parameters:

Configuration Description
Append files in folder with defined folder path and file prefix. Files will be stored under the structure uniqueID/timestamp-partX where X is the part number, starting from 1. For example, 1da27ea6-f0fa-4d15-abdb-d4e990681839/20240229100736969-part1.
Append files in folder without defined folder path and file prefix. Files will be stored under the structure folder/prefix-timestamp-partX where X is the part number, starting from 1. For example, folder/prefix-20240229100736969-part1.
Overwrite files in folder with defined folder path and file prefix. Files will be stored under the structure folder/prefix-partX where X is the part number, starting from 1. All files with matching structures will be overwritten.
Overwrite files in folder without defined folder path and file prefix. Validation will fail. Folder path and file prefix must be supplied for this load strategy.

Folder Path = string

The folder path of the written files.


File Prefix = string

A string of characters to include at the beginning of the written files. Often used for organizing database objects.


Storage = drop-down

A cloud storage location to load your data into for storage. Choose either Amazon S3, Azure Storage, or Google Cloud Storage.

Click the tab that corresponds to your chosen cloud storage service.

Amazon S3 Bucket = drop-down

An AWS S3 bucket to load data into. The drop-down menu will include buckets tied to the cloud provider credentials that you have associated with your environment.

Storage Account = drop-down

Select a storage account linked to your desired blob container to be used for staging the data. For more information, read Storage account overview.


Container = drop-down

Select a Blob container to be used for staging the data. For more information, read Introduction to Azure Blob storage.

GCS Bucket= drop-down

The drop-down menu will include Google Cloud Storage (GCS) buckets tied to the cloud provider credentials that you have associated with your environment.


Log Level = drop-down

Set the severity level of logging. Choose from the following:

  • Error
  • Warn
  • Info
  • Debug
  • Trace

Deactivate soft delete for Azure blobs (Databricks)

If you intend to set your destination as Databricks and your stage platform as Azure Storage, you must turn off the "Enable soft delete for blobs" setting in your Azure account for your pipeline to run successfully. To do this:

  1. Log in to the Azure portal.
  2. In the top-left, click ☰ → Storage Accounts.
  3. Select the intended storage account.
  4. In the menu, under Data management, click Data protection.
  5. Untick Enable soft delete for blobs. For more information, read Soft delete for blobs.

Snowflake Databricks Amazon Redshift