Tested with dbt==0.19.1
for dbt 0.18.0 and below, use dbt-oracle version 0.3.2
You need the oracle database client installed in your system in order for this to work, here (https://cx-oracle.readthedocs.io/en/latest/user_guide/installation.html) you can find the cx_oracle python driver installation instructions.
This (https://gist.github.com/tcnksm/7316877) gist is also a useful resource for installing the client in Ubuntu. It's an old link for Ubuntu 12 but it still works at least for ubuntu 18.
pip install dbt-oracle==0.4.3
Configure your profile
dbt-oracle supports three authentication methods. In any case, one must specifiy
- host: Setting
service, if that differs from
- connection string: Setting
- TNS: Setting dbname only
dbt_oracle_test: target: dev outputs: dev: type: oracle host: localhost user: system pass: oracle port: 1522 dbname: xe schema: system threads: 4
If you need to connect via a service name that doesn't match the database name, then you may
service with the above, e.g.:
Configuring your ORACLE_HOME environment variable so dbt-oracle can find the tnsnames.ora file. Let's assume your tnsnames.ora file is placed at
you could set
and your profile:
dbt_oracle_test: target: dev outputs: dev: type: oracle user: system pass: oracle dbname: xe schema: system threads: 4
Connection string example
dbt_oracle_test: target: dev outputs: dev: type: oracle user: system pass: oracle dbname: xe schema: system threads: 4 connection_string: "(DESCRIPTION=(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST=localhost)(PORT=1521))(CONNECT_DATA=(SERVICE_NAME=xe_ha.domain.tld)))"
- table: OK
- view: OK
- incremental: OK
- ephemeral: not OK
Testing & documentation
- Schema tests OK
- Relationship tests Not OK
- Data tests Not OK in general -- These work as long as you do not use CTEs in your data tests. One strategy to manage this is to persist a useful CTE as an analysis.
- SQL Tests OK
- Docs generate Not OK
There is a dummy dbt project called dbt_test_project for testing some things that the official dbt integration tests do not cover. For both dbt_test_project and dbt oficial adpter tests we are using a database user 'dbt_test' with password 'dbt_test' You have to either create this user os change the credentias at tests/oracle.dbtspec and dbt_test_project/profiles.yml
For running it first start an oracle database instance:
docker run \ --name dbt-oracle-db \ -d \ -p 1522:1522 \ epiclabs/docker-oracle-xe-11g
Install the project locally
python setup.py install
then run dbt seed and run (theres is a profile file compatible with oracle 11g docker defaults at the test dir)
cd dbt_test_project dbt seed --profiles-dir ./ dbt run --profiles-dir ./ dbt test --profiles-dir ./
you can also run
for running both dbt adapter tests and the dbt_test_project included in this repo
The following dbt adapter tests are passing:
tests/oracle.dbtspec::test_dbt_empty tests/oracle.dbtspec::test_dbt_base tests/oracle.dbtspec::test_dbt_ephemeral tests/oracle.dbtspec::test_dbt_incremental tests/oracle.dbtspec::test_dbt_snapshot_strategy_timestamp tests/oracle.dbtspec::test_dbt_snapshot_strategy_check_cols tests/oracle.dbtspec::test_dbt_schema_test
Known failing tests:
FAILED tests/oracle.dbtspec::test_dbt_data_test FAILED tests/oracle.dbtspec::test_dbt_ephemeral_data_tests
The dbt adapter tests for data tests fails due to how the test_dbt_data_test sequence is implemented. You can use data tests with this adapter, there is an example at the test project in this repo.
This is a new project and any contribuitions are welcome.