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seed-paths

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dbt_project.yml
seed-paths: [directorypath]

Definition#

Optionally specify a custom list of directories where seed files are located.

Default#

By default, dbt expects analyses to be located in the seeds directory, i.e. seed-paths: ["seeds"]

Examples#

Use a subdirectory named custom_seeds instead of seeds#

dbt_project.yml
seed-paths: ["custom_seeds"]

Co-locate your models and seeds in the models directory#

Note: this works because dbt is looking for different file types for seeds (.csv files) and models (.sql files).

dbt_project.yml
seed-paths: ["models"]model-paths: ["models"]

Split your seeds across two directories#

Note: We recommend that you instead use two subdirectories within the seeds/ directory to achieve a similar effect.

dbt_project.yml
seed-paths: ["seeds", "custom_seeds"]