Import GitHub Data into SQL Server using SSIS

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GitHub SSIS Components

Powerful SSIS Source & Destination Components that allows you to easily connect SQL Server with GitHub through SSIS Workflows.

Use the GitHub Data Flow Components to synchronize with GitHub Repositories, Projects, Labels, Issues, and more. Perfect for data synchronization, local back-ups, workflow automation, and more!



Easily back up GitHub data to SQL Server using the SSIS components for GitHub.

Using SQL Server as a backup for critical business data provides an essential safety net against loss. Backing up data to SQL Server enables business users to more easily connect that data with features like reporting, analytics, and more.

This example demonstrates how to use the CData SSIS Tasks for GitHub inside of a SQL Server SSIS workflow to transfer GitHub data into a Microsoft SQL Server database.

Add the Components

To get started, add a new GitHub source and SQL Server ADO.NET destination to a new data flow task.

Create a New Connection Manager

Follow the steps below to save GitHub connection properties in a connection manager.

  1. In the Connection Manager window, right-click and then click New Connection. The Add SSIS Connection Manager dialog is displayed.
  2. In the Connection Manager type menu, select GitHub. The CData GitHub Connection Manager is displayed.
  3. Configure connection properties.

    GitHub uses the OAuth 2 authentication standard. To authenticate using OAuth, you will need to create an app to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL connection properties. See the Getting Started chapter of the CData help documentation for an authentication guide.

Configure the GitHub Source

Follow the steps below to specify the query to be used to extract GitHub data.

  1. Double-click the GitHub source to open the source component editor.
  2. In the Connection Manager menu, select the connection manager previously created.
  3. Specify the query to use for the data extraction. For example: SELECT Name, Email FROM Users
  4. Close the GitHub Source control and connect it to the ADO.NET Destination.

Configure the SQL Server Destination

Follow the steps below to specify the SQL server table to load the GitHub data into.

  1. Open the ADO.NET Destination and add a New Connection. Enter your server and database information here.
  2. In the Data access mode menu, select "table or view".
  3. In the Table Or View menu, select the table or view to populate.
  4. Configure any properties you wish to on the Mappings screen.

Run the Project

You can now run the project. After the SSIS Task has finished executing, your database will be populated with GitHub data.