The profile your dbt project should use to connect to your data warehouse.
- If you are developing in dbt Cloud: This configuration is optional
- If you are developing locally: This configuration is required, unless a command-line option (i.e.
--profile) is supplied.
Often an organization has only one data warehouse, so it is sensible to use your organization's name as a profile name, in
snake_case. For example:
It is also reasonable to include the name of your warehouse technology in your profile name. For example:
If you are working on more than one project, do not use
profile: default as your profile name (as set by the
dbt init command), as it will become hard to manage multiple profiles.