store_failures

Changelog

The configured test(s) will never store their failures when dbt test --store-failures is invoked.

Description

Optionally set a test to always or never store its failures in the database.

  • If specified as true or false, the store_failures config will take precedence over the presence or absence of the --store-failures flag.
  • If the store_failures config is none or omitted, the resource will use the value of the --store-failures flag.

This logic is encoded in the should_store_failures() macro.

Configure a specific instance of a generic (schema) test:

models/<filename>.yml
version: 2
models:
- name: my_model
columns:
- name: my_column
tests:
- unique:
config:
store_failures: true # always store failures
- not_null:
config:
store_failures: fail # never store failures