Some core functionality may be limited. If you're interested in contributing, check out the source code for each repository listed below.
Overview of dbt-duckdb
The package can be installed from PyPI with:
pip3 install dbt-duckdb
Connecting to DuckDB with dbt-duckdb
DuckDB is an embedded database, similar to SQLite, but designed for OLAP-style analytics instead of OLTP. The only configuration parameter that is required in your profile (in addition to
type: duckdb) is the
path field, which should refer to a path on your local filesystem where you would like the DuckDB database file (and it's associated write-ahead log) to be written. You can also specify the
schema parameter if you would like to use a schema besides the default (which is called
There is also a
database field defined in the
DuckDBCredentials class for consistency with the parent
Credentials class, but it defaults to
main and setting it to be something else will likely cause strange things to happen that cannot be fully predicted, so please avoid changing it.