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Greenplum setup

  • Maintained by: Community
  • Authors: Mark Poroshin, Dmitry Bevz
  • GitHub repo: markporoshin/dbt-greenplum
  • PyPI package: dbt-greenplum
  • Slack channel: n/a
  • Supported dbt Core version: v1.0.0 and newer
  • dbt Cloud support: Not Supported
  • Minimum data platform version: Greenplum 6.0

Installing dbt-greenplum

Use pip to install the adapter. Before 1.8, installing the adapter would automatically install dbt-core and any additional dependencies. Beginning in 1.8, installing an adapter does not automatically install dbt-core. This is because adapters and dbt Core versions have been decoupled from each other so we no longer want to overwrite existing dbt-core installations. Use the following command for installation:

Configuring dbt-greenplum

For Greenplum-specific configuration, please refer to Greenplum configs.

For further (and more likely up-to-date) info, see the README

Profile Configuration

Greenplum targets should be set up using the following configuration in your profiles.yml file.

target: dev
type: greenplum
host: [hostname]
user: [username]
password: [password]
port: [port]
dbname: [database name]
schema: [dbt schema]
threads: [1 or more]
keepalives_idle: 0 # default 0, indicating the system default. See below
connect_timeout: 10 # default 10 seconds
search_path: [optional, override the default postgres search_path]
role: [optional, set the role dbt assumes when executing queries]
sslmode: [optional, set the sslmode used to connect to the database]


This adapter strongly depends on dbt-postgres, so you can read more about configurations here Profile Setup