The tap-github Meltano extractor pulls data from the GitHub API that can then be sent to a destination using a loader.

Getting Started

Prerequisites

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

Using the Command Line Interface

  1. Add the tap-github extractor to your project using meltano add :

    meltano add extractor tap-github
  2. Configure the settings below using meltano config .

Using Meltano UI

  1. Start Meltano UI using meltano ui:

    meltano ui
  2. Open the Extractors interface at http://localhost:5000/extractors.
  3. Click the “Add to project” button for “GitHub”.
  4. Configure the settings below in the “Configuration” interface that opens automatically.

Next steps

Follow the remaining steps of the Getting Started guide:

  1. Select entities and attributes to extract
  2. Add a loader to send data to a destination
  3. Run a data integration (EL) pipeline

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

Settings

tap-github requires the configuration of the following settings:

These and other supported settings are documented below. To quickly find the setting you're looking for, use the Table of Contents at the top of the page.

Personal Access Tokens (access_token)

Personal access token used to authenticate with GitHub. The token can be generated by going to the Personal Access Token settings page.

How to use

Manage this setting using Meltano UI, meltano config, or an environment variable:

meltano config tap-github set access_token <access_token>

export TAP_GITHUB_ACCESS_TOKEN=<access_token>

Repositories (repository)

Space-separated list of repositories. Each repository must be prefaced by the user/organization name, e.g. "meltano/meltano meltano/sdk meltano/hub"

How to use

Manage this setting using Meltano UI, meltano config, or an environment variable:

meltano config tap-github set repository <repository>

export TAP_GITHUB_REPOSITORY=<repository>

Start Date (start_date)

Defines how far into the past to pull data for the provided repositories.

How to use

Manage this setting using Meltano UI, meltano config, or an environment variable:

meltano config tap-github set start_date YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ

export TAP_GITHUB_START_DATE=YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ

Looking for help?

If you're having trouble getting the tap-github extractor to work, look for an existing issue in its repository, file a new issue, or join the Meltano Slack community and ask for help in the #plugins-general channel.

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