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Can I add tests and descriptions in a config block?

dbt has the ability to define node configs in .yml files, in addition to config() blocks and dbt_project.yml. But the reverse isn't always true: there are some things in .yml files that can only be defined there.

Certain properties are special, because:

  • They have a unique Jinja rendering context
  • They create new project resources
  • They don't make sense as hierarchical configuration
  • They're older properties that haven't yet been redefined as configs

These properties are: