Can a dbt transformation run in Airbyte if it has package dependencies?

  • Is this your first time deploying Airbyte?: No
  • OS Version / Instance: AWS t2.medium – Linux/UNIX
  • Deployment: Docker
  • Airbyte Version: 0.40.2
  • Source name/version: Instagram 0.1.9
  • Destination name/version: BigQuery 1.1.15
  • Step: Transformation
  • Description: I’m using a dbt project which also calls in 2 dbt packages (dbt_fivetran_utils and spark_utils)… I set up the first transformation step as “deps” and the second as “run”, but it seems the deps isn’t persisting to keep the third-party packages available for run to use. I found a few other posts hinting at this issue, but nothing definitive. Do I have to rewrite my dbt project to hardcode those other package macros and such in my project rather than pulling a package in as a dependency?

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Yes, it can. You must change the the path inside the dbt_project yaml file to match the custom instalation.
Check some guidance here: