How to set up dbt Cloud

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If you have a dbt Cloud account, Atlan can use the Cloud APIs and dbt Metadata APIs to enrich your metadata in Atlan.

πŸ€“ Who can do this? You will probably need your dbt Cloud administrator to run these commands β€” you may not have access yourself.

Create service token

To generate a service token, follow the steps in the dbt documentation and configure the following permissions:

  • Team plans: add Read-Only access to all projects you want to integrate into Atlan.
  • Enterprise plans: add Account Viewer access to all projects you want to integrate into Atlan.

Be sure to copy the generated token for crawling dbt.

Set up dbt Semantic Layer

πŸ€“ Who can do this? Only those with early access to our latest dbt integration can integrate the dbt Semantic Layer. (For all others, watch this space β€” it's coming soon!)
🚨 Careful! We currently only support the dbt Semantic Layer with Snowflake as a source.

To use the dbt Semantic Layer:

  1. Install the dbt_metrics package into each dbt project you want to expose through the semantic layer.
  2. Define the metrics you want to expose in dbt. See dbt's Defining a metric article for more details.

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