A Singer tap for extracting data from the GitHub API
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This is a Singer tap that produces JSON-formatted data from the GitHub API following the Singer spec.

This tap:

Quick start

  1. Install

    We recommend using a virtualenv:

    > virtualenv -p python3 venv
    > source venv/bin/activate
    > pip install tap-github
  2. Create a GitHub access token

    Login to your GitHub account, go to the Personal Access Tokens settings page, and generate a new token with at least the repo scope. Save this access token, you'll need it for the next step.

  3. Create the config file

    Create a JSON file containing the access token you just created and the path to the repository. The repo path is relative to https://github.com/. For example the path for this repository is singer-io/tap-github.

    {"access_token": "your-access-token",
     "repository": "singer-io/tap-github"}
  4. Run the tap in discovery mode to get properties.json file

    tap-github --config config.json --discover > properties.json
  5. In the properties.json file, select the streams to sync

    Each stream in the properties.json file has a "schema" entry. To select a stream to sync, add "selected": true to that stream's "schema" entry. For example, to sync the pull_requests stream:

    "tap_stream_id": "pull_requests",
    "schema": {
      "selected": true,
      "properties": {
        "updated_at": {
          "format": "date-time",
          "type": [
  6. Run the application

    tap-github can be run with:

    tap-github --config config.json --properties properties.json

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