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New in v0.14.1

The debug macro is new in dbt v0.14.1, and is only intended to be used in a development context with dbt. Do not deploy code to production which uses the debug macro.


The {{ debug() }} macro will open an iPython debugger in the context of a compiled dbt macro. The DBT_MACRO_DEBUGGING environment value must be set to use the debugger.



{% macro my_macro() %}
  {% set something_complex = my_complicated_macro() %}    {{ debug() }}
{% endmacro %}

When dbt hits the debug() line, you'll see something like:

$ DBT_MACRO_DEBUGGING=write dbt compileRunning with dbt=0.14.0> /var/folders/31/mrzqbbtd3rn4hmgbhrtkfyxm0000gn/T/     13, (undefined(name='debug') if l_0_debug is missing else l_0_debug)),---> 14, (undefined(name='source') if l_0_source is missing else l_0_source), 'src', 'seedtable'),     15     )
ipdb> l 9,12      9     l_0_debug = resolve('debug')     10     l_0_source = resolve('source')     11     pass     12     yield '%s\nselect * from %s' % (