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Can I use seeds to load raw data?

Seeds should not be used to load raw data (for example, large CSV exports from a production database).

Since seeds are version controlled, they are best suited to files that contain business-specific logic, for example a list of country codes or user IDs of employees.

Loading CSVs using dbt's seed functionality is not performant for large files. Consider using a different tool to load these CSVs into your data warehouse.