Changes in dbt 1.3 private preview
We have introduced a set of changes as part of the dbt 1.3 private preview. Some changes, such as updated versions, are enabled by default, while you will need to enable other changes, such as logical stages, by adding a specific variable.
Representing logical stages
This new functionality allows organizing nodes in logical stages to better represent the data flow in the generated documentation.
To know more about the feature, check out Logical stages.
Controlling node color
You can also decide on node color in the generated docs along with logical stages using the parameter
Check out Node colors to know more about the feature.
Support for Python models
This preview also supports Python models, which are introduced in dbt 1.3.
To know more about the feature, check out Using Python to build MATE models.
We have also added a new
TRANSFORM_ACTION: BUILD in the preview. The
BUILD action will run the
EED actions all in a single job.
To know more about the feature, check out Using TRANSFORM_ACTION: BUILD.
Updated version of installed packages
We have also updated the version of bundled packages to the versions listed below:
- Datavault-UK/dbtvault → 0.9.0
- tnightengale/dbt_meta_testing → 0.3.6
- dbt-labs/dbt_utils → 1.0.0
- data-mie/dbt_profiler → 0.6.0
Enabling dbt 1.3 private preview
You can enable the dbt 1.3 private preview in any branch by adding the following variable to the project variables:
Any subsequent pipeline on the branch will use the orchestrator version, which has the dbt 1.3 preview enabled.