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Produced by: docs generate

This file is the skeleton of the auto-generated dbt documentation website. The contents of the site are populated by the manifest and catalog.

Note: the source code for index.json comes from the dbt-docs repo. Head over there if you want to make a bug report, suggestion, or contribution relating to the documentation site.


Produced by: manifest commands + parse

This file is used to store a compressed representation of files dbt has parsed. If you have partial parsing enabled, dbt will use this file to identify the files that have changed and avoid re-parsing the rest.


Produced by: commands supporting node selection

Stores the networkx representation of the dbt resource DAG.


Produced by: manifest commands

This file is useful for investigating performance issues in dbt Core's graph algorithms.

It is more anonymized and compact than manifest.json and graph.gpickle.

It includes that information at two separate points in time:

  1. linked immediately after the graph is linked together, and
  2. with_test_edges after test edges have been added.

Each of those points in time contains the name and type of each node and succ contains the keys of its child nodes.