I have a snowflake account with my raw data in database RAW, and a separate database ANALYTICS where I would like to store the output of transformation models done by dbt, e.g.
run model abc.sql “select 1 from RAW.schema.table” → should end in “ANALYTICS.dev.abc”
how do I set up my project to allows for a transformation between different databases?
I have tried granting dbt-user/role OWNERSHIP on both databases, but still run into “schema does not exist or not authorized.”
Hey @Vince, this is definitely best practice - you’re on the right track!
I’ve never set up Snowflake permissions myself, but we have an example in our docs: Snowflake Permissions | dbt Docs
If this doesn’t get you unstuck, can you share more about the specific dbt code you’re using which is resulting in that error?
The Snowflake permissions script you linked what was I was missing, that worked!
Ran that over both databases for the TRANSFORMER role I created for the dbt-user, and no more permission conflicts.
Previously I had only granted OWNERSHIP to the TRANSFORMER role, which apparently did not suffice; seems like the individual (future) USAGE-grants on the databases from the script were what was necessary.
Thank you for your kind & helpful reply @joellabes
all the best to you!
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