The tap-stackexchange Meltano extractor pulls data from StackExchange 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 #

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

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

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.

Capabilities #

Settings #

tap-stackexchange requires the configuration of the following settings:

The settings for extractor tap-stackexchange that are known to Meltano are documented below. To quickly find the setting you're looking for, use the Table of Contents at the top of the page.

Question tags (tags) #

Question tags to retrieve.

How to use #

Manage this setting using meltano config or an environment variable:

meltano config tap-stackexchange set tags <tags>

export TAP_STACKEXCHANGE_TAGS=<tags>

Site (site) #

StackExchange site to look for questions.

How to use #

Manage this setting using meltano config or an environment variable:

meltano config tap-stackexchange set site <site>

export TAP_STACKEXCHANGE_SITE=<site>

Stack App key (key) #

Key to receive a higher request quota.

How to use #

Manage this setting using meltano config or an environment variable:

meltano config tap-stackexchange set key <key>

export TAP_STACKEXCHANGE_KEY=<key>

Start date (start_date) #

The earliest record date to sync

How to use #

Manage this setting using meltano config or an environment variable:

meltano config tap-stackexchange set start_date 1234

export TAP_STACKEXCHANGE_START_DATE=1234

Looking for help? #

If you're having trouble getting the tap-stackexchange 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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