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profile: string


The profile your dbt project should use to connect to your data warehouse.

  • If you are developing in dbt Cloud: This configuration is not applicable
  • If you are developing locally: This configuration is required, unless a command-line option (i.e. --profile) is supplied.


Often an organization has only one data warehouse, so it is sensible to use your organization's name as a profile name, in snake_case. For example:

  • profile: acme
  • profile: jaffle_shop

It is also reasonable to include the name of your warehouse technology in your profile name, particularly if you have multiple warehouses. For example:

  • profile: acme_snowflake
  • profile: jaffle_shop_bigquery
  • profile: jaffle_shop_redshift