dagster (quantile-development variant)

The dagster utility is an orchestrator that allows for workflows to be programmatically authored, scheduled, and monitored.

EDK Based Plugin

This utility is based on the Meltano Extension Developer Kit (EDK) which is the preferred way to build and add non-Singer plugins to Meltano Hub. For more information about the EDK, please read this section of the Meltano docs. If you have any feedback or suggestions, add them to the EDK repo.

Getting Started


If you haven't already, follow the initial steps of the Getting Started guide:

  1. Install Meltano
  2. Create your Meltano project

Installation and configuration

  1. Add the dagster utility to your project using
    meltano add
  2. meltano add utility dagster
  3. Configure the dagster settings using
    meltano config
  4. meltano config dagster set --interactive

Next steps

Initialize your Dagster project

meltano invoke dagster:initialize

Start Dagit

meltano invoke dagster:start

If you run into any issues, learn how to get help.


This plugin currently has no capabilities defined. If you know the capabilities required by this plugin, please contribute!


The dagster settings that are known to Meltano are documented below. To quickly find the setting you're looking for, click on any setting name from the list:

You can also list these settings using

meltano config
with the list subcommand:

meltano config dagster list

You can override these settings or specify additional ones in your meltano.yml by adding the settings key.

Please consider adding any settings you have defined locally to this definition on MeltanoHub by making a pull request to the YAML file that defines the settings for this plugin.

Dagster Home (dagster_home)

  • Environment variable: DAGSTER_DAGSTER_HOME
  • Default Value: $MELTANO_PROJECT_ROOT/.meltano/dagster

The home folder of Dagster.

Configure this setting directly using the following Meltano command:

meltano config dagster set dagster_home [value]

Repository Directory (repository_dir)

  • Environment variable: DAGSTER_REPOSITORY_DIR
  • Default Value: $MELTANO_PROJECT_ROOT/orchestrate/dagster

The root folder of the Dagster project.

Configure this setting directly using the following Meltano command:

meltano config dagster set repository_dir [value]


The dagster utility supports the following commands that can be used with
meltano invoke


  • Equivalent to: describe

Describe the Dagster Extension.

meltano invoke dagster:describe [args...]


  • Equivalent to: initialize

Initialize the Dagster extension.

meltano invoke dagster:initialize [args...]


  • Equivalent to: -f $REPOSITORY_DIR/repository.py

Start Dagster.

meltano invoke dagster:start [args...]

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