database

models/<filename>.yml
version: 2
sources:
- name: <source_name>
database: <database_name>
tables:
- name: <table_name>
- ...

Definition

The database that your source is stored in.

Note that to use this parameter, your warehouse must allow cross-database queries.

ℹ️
 

BigQuery terminology

If you're using BigQuery, use the project name as the database: property.

Default

By default, dbt will search in your target database (i.e. the database that you are creating tables and views).

Examples

Define a source that is stored in the raw database

models/<filename>.yml
version: 2
sources:
- name: jaffle_shop
database: raw
tables:
- name: orders
- name: customers