To start using Elementary to monitor you tests, executions and data, you need to add our dbt package to your dbt project.

How to install Elementary dbt package?

Install dbt package

1. Add elementary to packages.yml

Add the following to your packages.yml file (if missing, create it where dbt_project.yml is):

  - package: elementary-data/elementary
    version: 0.10.2
    ## Docs:

2. Add to your dbt_project.yml

This means Elementary models will have their own schema. Depending on your project custom schema rules (see dbt custom schema docs), the schema will be named elementary or <target_schema>_elementary (being <target_schema> = analytics very often).

Make sure your user (or the orchestrator user) has permissions to create schemas. If not, ask your admin to create both schemas and grant permissions to the relevant users / groups.

  ## see docs:
    ## elementary models will be created in the schema '<your_schema>_elementary'
    +schema: "elementary"
    ## To disable elementary for dev, uncomment this:
    # enabled: "{{ in ['prod','analytics'] }}"

3. Import the package

dbt deps

4. Run to create the package models

dbt run --select elementary

This will mostly create empty tables, that will be updated with artifacts, metrics and test results in your future dbt executions.

Now, let’s take a look at the artifacts that Elementary creates in our DWH.