data-paths

dbt_project.yml
data-paths: [directorypath]

Definition

Optionally specify a custom list of directories where seed files are located.

Default

By default, dbt expects analyses to be located in the data directory, i.e. data-paths: ["data"]

Examples

Use a subdirectory named seeds instead of data

dbt_project.yml
data-paths: ["seeds"]

Co-locate your models and seeds in the models directory

Note: this works because dbt is looking for different file types for seeds (.csv files) and models (.sql files).

dbt_project.yml
data-paths: ["models"]
source-paths: ["models"]

Split your seeds across two directories

Note: We recommend that you instead use two subdirectories within the data/ directory to achieve a similar effect.

dbt_project.yml
data-paths: ["data", "seeds"]