GitHub

Overview

The GitHub source supports both Full Refresh and Incremental syncs. You can choose if this connector will copy only the new or updated data, or all rows in the tables and columns you set up for replication, every time a sync is run.

Output schema

This connector outputs the following full refresh streams:
This connector outputs the following incremental streams:

Notes

  1. 1.
    Only 3 streams from above 12 incremental streams (comments, commits and issues) are pure incremental meaning that they:
    • read only new records;
    • output only new records.
      Other 8 incremental streams are also incremental but with one difference, they:
    • read all records;
    • output only new records.
      Please, consider this behaviour when using those 8 incremental streams because it may affect you API call limits.
  2. 2.
    We are passing few parameters (since, sort and direction) to GitHub in order to filter records and sometimes for large streams specifying very distant start_date in the past may result in keep on getting error from GitHub instead of records (respective WARN log message will be outputted). In this case Specifying more recent start_date may help.

Features

Feature
Supported?
Full Refresh Sync
Yes
Incremental - Append Sync
Yes
Replicate Incremental Deletes
Coming soon
SSL connection
Yes
Namespaces
No

Performance considerations

The Github connector should not run into Github API limitations under normal usage. Please create an issue if you see any rate limit issues that are not automatically retried successfully.

Getting started

Requirements

  • Github Account;
  • access_token - Github Personal Access Token wih the necessary permissions (described below);
  • start_date - start date for 3 incremental streams: comments, commits and issues;
  • repository - Space-delimited list of GitHub repositories/organizations which looks like <owner>/<repo> <organization>/* <organization_new>/* <owner_new>/<repo_new>.
Note: if you want to specify the organization to receive data from all its repositories, then you should specify it according to the following pattern: <organization>/*

Setup guide

Log into Github and then generate a personal access token.
Your token should have at least the repo scope. Depending on which streams you want to sync, the user generating the token needs more permissions:
  • For syncing Collaborators, the user which generates the personal access token must be a collaborator. To become a collaborator, they must be invited by an owner. If there are no collaborators, no records will be synced. Read more about access permissions here.
  • Syncing Teams is only available to authenticated members of a team's organization. Personal user accounts and repositories belonging to them don't have access to Teams features. In this case no records will be synced.
  • To sync the Projects stream, the repository must have the Projects feature enabled.

Changelog

Version
Date
Pull Request
Subject
0.2.11
2021-01-17
9492
Remove optional parameter Accept for reaction`s streams to fix error with 502 HTTP status code in response
0.2.10
2021-01-03
7250
Use CDK caching and convert PR-related streams to incremental
0.2.9
2021-12-29
9179
Use default retry delays on server error responses
0.2.8
2021-12-07
8524
Update connector fields title/description
0.2.7
2021-12-06
8518
Add connection retry with Github
0.2.6
2021-11-24
8030
Support start date property for PullRequestStats and Reviews streams
0.2.5
2021-11-21
8170
Fix slow check connection for organizations with a lot of repos
0.2.4
2021-11-11
7856
Resolve $ref fields in some stream schemas
0.2.3
2021-10-06
6833
Fix config backward compatability
0.2.2
2021-10-05
6761
Add oauth worflow specification
0.2.1
2021-09-22
6223
Add option to pull commits from user-specified branches
0.2.0
2021-09-19
5898 and 6227
Don't minimize any output fields & add better error handling
0.1.11
2021-09-15
5949
Add caching for all streams
0.1.10
2021-09-09
5860
Add reaction streams
0.1.9
2021-09-02
5788
Handling empty repository, check method using RepositoryStats stream
0.1.8
2021-09-01
5757
Add more streams
0.1.7
2021-08-27
5696
Handle negative backoff values
0.1.6
2021-08-18
5456
Add MultipleTokenAuthenticator
0.1.5
2021-08-18
5456
Fix set up validation
0.1.4
2021-08-13
5136
Support syncing multiple repositories/organizations
0.1.3
2021-08-03
5156
Extended existing schemas with users property for certain streams
0.1.2
2021-07-13
4708
Fix bug with IssueEvents stream and add handling for rate limiting
0.1.1
2021-07-07
4590
Fix schema in the pull_request stream
0.1.0
2021-07-06
4174
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