dbt - Documentation

Installing the CLI

We recommend you use one of our OS-specific guides for help with installing dbt. If your OS is not listed, or you prefer to use pip, please see the instructions below.

OS-specific guides



The dbt CLI is compatible with Python versions 3.6 and higher. As of v0.15.0, dbt is no longer compatible with Python2.

dbt is a Python module distributed on pypi, and can be installed via pip. We recommend using virtual environments when installing dbt via pip.


pip install dbt


To upgrade dbt, use:

pip install --upgrade dbt

Updated about a month ago

Installing the CLI

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