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version: 2

- name: model_name
access: private | protected | public

After you define access, rerun a production job to apply the change.


The access level of the model you are declaring properties for.

Some models (not all) are designed to be referenced through the ref function across groups.

AccessReferenceable by
privateSame group
protectedSame project/package
publicAny group, package, or project. When defined, rerun a production job to apply the change.

If you try to reference a model outside of its supported access, you will see an error:

dbt run -s marketing_model
dbt.exceptions.DbtReferenceError: Parsing Error
Node model.jaffle_shop.marketing_model attempted to reference node model.jaffle_shop.finance_model,
which is not allowed because the referenced node is private to the finance group.


By default, all models are "protected." This means that other models in the same project can reference them.