#056: How to Run Queries from the Terminal (dbt Show Command)

Dec 06, 2023

With dbt Core, you'll find yourself developing in a local editor, then going to your database server to look at the results.


But as of Version 1.5, there's a new command called "show" that allows you to run queries (and see results) directly from your terminal.


When would you use this?

  • Preview results before deploying (results do not get materialized)
  • Investigate a test failure
  • Review table records without changing tools/screens


So in this video, I want to show you how to use this command so you can be more efficient with your development and avoid this hopping back and forth.

What will you learn? 

  • How to use the dbt Show command (selector & inline)
  • How to dynamically select different columns
  • How to filter a result set


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