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Exclude models from your run

Excluding models‚Äč

dbt provides an --exclude flag with the same semantics as --select. Models specified with the --exclude flag will be removed from the set of models selected with --select.

dbt run --select "my_package".*+ --exclude "my_package.a_big_model+"    # select all models in my_package and their children except a_big_model and its children

Exclude a specific resource by its name or lineage:

# test
dbt test --exclude "not_null_orders_order_id" # test all models except the not_null_orders_order_id test
dbt test --exclude "orders" # test all models except tests associated with the orders model

# seed
dbt seed --exclude "account_parent_mappings" # load all seeds except account_parent_mappings

# snapshot
dbt snapshot --exclude "snap_order_statuses" # execute all snapshots except snap_order_statuses