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test-paths

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dbt_project.yml
test-paths: [directorypath]

Definition

Optionally specify a custom list of directories where data tests are located.

Default

Without specifying this config, dbt will search for tests in the tests directory, i.e. test-paths: ["tests"]. Specifically, it will look for .sql files containing:

  • Generic test definitions in the tests/generic subdirectory
  • Singular tests (all other files)

Examples

Use a subdirectory named custom_tests instead of tests for data tests

dbt_project.yml
test-paths: ["custom_tests"]