tap-github from meltanolabs

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

Available Variants

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 tap-github extractor to your project using
    meltano add
  2. meltano add extractor tap-github
  3. Configure the tap-github settings using
    meltano config
  4. meltano config tap-github set --interactive
  5. Test that extractor settings are valid using
    meltano config
  6. meltano config tap-github test

Next steps

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


The current capabilities for tap-github may have been automatically set when originally added to the Hub. Please review the capabilities when using this extractor. If you find they are out of date, please consider updating them by making a pull request to the YAML file that defines the capabilities for this extractor.

This plugin has the following capabilities:

  • catalog
  • state
  • discover
  • about
  • stream-maps
  • schema-flattening

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


The tap-github 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 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.

User Agent (user_agent)

  • Environment variable: TAP_GITHUB_USER_AGENT
[No description provided.]

Metrics Log Level (metrics_log_level)

  • Environment variable: TAP_GITHUB_METRICS_LOG_LEVEL

The log level of the API response metrics.

Auth Token (auth_token)

  • Environment variable: TAP_GITHUB_AUTH_TOKEN

GitHub token to authenticate with.

Additional Auth Tokens (additional_auth_tokens)


List of GitHub tokens to authenticate with. Streams will loop through them when hitting rate limits.

Rate Limit Buffer (rate_limit_buffer)

  • Environment variable: TAP_GITHUB_RATE_LIMIT_BUFFER

Add a buffer to avoid consuming all query points for the token at hand. Defaults to 1000.

Searches (searches)

  • Environment variable: TAP_GITHUB_SEARCHES

An array of search descriptor objects with the following properties. "name" - a human readable name for the search query. "query" - a github search string (generally the same as would come after ?q= in the URL)

Organizations (organizations)

  • Environment variable: TAP_GITHUB_ORGANIZATIONS

An array of strings containing the github organizations to be included

Repositories (repositories)

  • Environment variable: TAP_GITHUB_REPOSITORIES

An array of strings containing the github repos to be included

User Usernames (user_usernames)

  • Environment variable: TAP_GITHUB_USER_USERNAMES

A list of GithHub usernames.

User IDs (user_ids)

  • Environment variable: TAP_GITHUB_USER_IDS

A list of GitHub user ids.

Start Date (start_date)

  • Environment variable: TAP_GITHUB_START_DATE
[No description provided.]

Stream Maps (stream_maps)

  • Environment variable: TAP_GITHUB_STREAM_MAPS
[No description provided.]

Stream Map Config (stream_map_config)

  • Environment variable: TAP_GITHUB_STREAM_MAP_CONFIG
[No description provided.]

Skip Parent Streams (skip_parent_streams)

  • Environment variable: TAP_GITHUB_SKIP_PARENT_STREAMS

Set to true to skip API calls for the parent streams (such as repositories) if it is not selected but children are.


The tap-github extractor supports the following commands that can be used with
meltano invoke

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