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Datafold Cloud

Datafold Cloud extends development testing by allowing you to use the same interface as the open-source data-diff CLI but enables rich visualization capabilities to make exploring diffs and collaborating with your team easier.

Getting started

1. Sign up for Datafold Cloud

2. Set up your dbt project

Install open source data-diff CLI and configure your dbt project as described here.

3. Configure the data source

To connect to your data warehouse, navigate to Settings Integrations Data warehouses and click Add new integration and follow the prompts. For more information, check out our Data Source configuration guides.

After you Test and Save, add the Data Source ID (which can be found on the Data warehouses page) to your dbt_project.yml.

# dbt_project.yml
datasource_id: <DATA_SOURCE_ID>

4. Generate an API key

To generate a personal API key, navigate to Settings Account and click Create API Key.

Copy and export your API Key as an environment variable. We suggest storing it in a file like .zshrc or .bash_profile, but you can also run the command below directly in your project.


If your Datafold instance runs in your company's VPC, you should set an environment variable specifying the Datafold app URL.

export DATAFOLD_HOST=https://datafold.domain.tld

5. Run data-diff --dbt --cloud

After you execute dbt run in your local environment run data-diff --dbt --cloud to see the impact that your model changes had on the data.

dbt run --select <MODEL> && data-diff --dbt --cloud