Before installing the CLI, make sure to complete the steps dbt package installation, including executing
dbt run with the Elementary package models.
Configuring the Elementary Profile
In order to connect, Elementary needs a connection profile in a file named
This profile will be used by the CLI, to connect to the DWH and find the dbt package tables.
The easiest way to generate the profile is to run the following command within the dbt project where you deployed the elementary dbt package (works in dbt cloud as well):
dbt run-operation elementary.generate_elementary_cli_profile
Ensure that you fill in your password and any other missing fields after you
paste the profile in your local
Copy the output, fill in the missing fields and add the profile to your
Here is a demonstration:
Elementary profile details and format
- Profile name:
- Schema name: The schema of elementary models, default is
## SNOWFLAKE ## ## By default, edr expects the profile name 'elementary'. ## ## Configure the database and schema of elementary models. ## ## Check where 'elementary_test_results' is to find it. ## elementary: outputs: default: type: snowflake account: [account id] ## User/password auth ## user: [username] password: [password] role: [user role] database: [database name] warehouse: [warehouse name] schema: [schema name]_elementary threads: 4
Install Elementary CLI
To install the monitor module run:
pip install elementary-data
Run one of the following commands based on your platform (no need to run all):
pip install 'elementary-data[snowflake]' pip install 'elementary-data[bigquery]' pip install 'elementary-data[redshift]' pip install 'elementary-data[databricks]' ## Postgres doesn't require this step
edr --help in order to ensure the installation was successful.
If you’re receiving
command not found: edr please check our troubleshooting guide.