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About installing dbt

You can install dbt Core on the command line by using one of these methods:

Upgrading dbt Core

dbt provides a number of resources for understanding general best practices while upgrading your dbt project as well as detailed migration guides highlighting the changes required for each minor and major release, and core versions

About dbt data platforms and adapters

dbt works with a number of different data platforms (databases, query engines, and other SQL-speaking technologies). It does this by using a dedicated adapter for each. When you install dbt Core, you'll also want to install the specific adapter for your database. For more details, see Supported Data Platforms.