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Materialize Profile

Vendor-supported plugin

Certain core functionality may vary. If you would like to report a bug, request a feature, or contribute, you can check out the linked repository and open an issue.

Overview of dbt-materialize#

Maintained by: Materialize, Inc.
Source: Github
Core version: v0.18.1 and newer
dbt Cloud: Not Supported
dbt Slack channel Link to channel

The easiest way to install is to use pip:

pip install dbt-materialize

Connecting to Materialize with dbt-materialize#

The dbt profile for Materialize is nearly identical to the profile configuration for Postgres:

dbt-materialize:  target: dev  outputs:    dev:      type: materialize      threads: 1      host: [host]      port: [port]      user: [user]      pass: [password]      dbname: [database]      schema: [name of your dbt schema]

Supported Features#


sourceYESCreates a source.
viewYESCreates a view.
materializedviewYESCreates a materialized view.
tableYESCreates a materialized view. (Actual table support pending #5266)
indexYESCreates an index.
sinkYESCreates a sink.
ephemeralYESExecutes queries using CTEs.
incrementalNOUse the materializedview materialization instead. Materialized views will always return up-to-date results without manual or configured refreshes. For more information, check out Materialize documentation.


Running dbt seed will create a static materialized view from a CSV file. You will not be able to add to or update this view after it has been created. If you want to rerun dbt seed, you must first drop existing views manually with drop view.