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dbt Project Naming Conventions (recommended)

Mar 08, 2023

Don't let your project become a mess from lazy naming.

How you design your dbt directories & name your files will have a huge impact on how successful you are with dbt.

But even though we all understand this, deciding on naming is still always a huge challenge.

Fortunately, dbt has a clear recommendation for how to approach this for those getting starting.

So in today's video, we're going to review the recommended project design while also showing you some specific examples.


What will you learn?

  • A commonly recommended dbt project design 
  • What an example project looks like
  • How to name models & schema files to follow the convention


- Mike



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