Using Github as a data source

You can connect Tability to Github to automatically pull metrics from Github without having to switch context.

Once you add Github as a data source for an outcome/Key Result, Tability can:

  • Automatically pull the most recent value of the metric when you open the check-in form.
  • Perform a daily sync of the metric while the plan is active (Premium subscription only).

How to enable the integration

Step 1. Upgrade to the Plus or Premium subscription

You'll need to have a Plus subscription to use Github as a data source and automatically pull the metric value in the UI for your check-ins.

You'll need to have a Premium subscription to enable the daily sync.

Step 2. Connect Tability to your Github account

Go to the Integrations admin screen, and look for the Github integration in the "Data connectors" section.

Click on "Connect to Github" and complete the steps to connect Tability to your Github instance. You will need to grant access to at least one organisation.

At the end of the process, you should see a "Connected to Github" in the right side of the integration block.

How to add a data source to an outcome of Key Result

Once Github is connected, you will be able to use it as a data source for your outcomes/KRs.

Step 1. Open up your edit panel of your outcome/KR

Click on "Edit" to open up the Edit panel of any outcome/KR in your workspace.

Step 2. Select Github as a data source

Go to the "Data source" tab and select Github.

Step 3. Pick the metric that you would like to connect

Use the dropdown to select the metric that you want to connect to your outcome/KR.

Step 4. Select your Github repo

Use the dropdown to select the organisation and repo that you want to connect to.

Step 5. Save your connection

Click on "Save & preview" to complete the connection.

Tability will retrieve the current value for that metric and your screen should look like this 👇

You can now toggle the option to Enable daily sync of your metric if you're on a Premium subscription.

Tability will retrieve the value of your metric from Github once a day, and will create a check-in on behalf of the owner of the outcome/KR.

The first data sync should happen within 1h of enabling this option.

How to use the data source in your check-ins

It's all automatic! Once an outcome/KR is connected to a data source, Tability will automatically pull the current value whenever you open up the check-in modal.

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