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Export Issues from Github repo to CSV (API v3)
Exports issues from a list of repositories to individual csv files.
Uses basic authentication (Github username + password) to retrieve issues
from a repository that username has access to. Supports Github API v3.
Forked from: unbracketed/
import argparse
import csv
from getpass import getpass
import requests
# encoding=utf8
import sys
auth = None
state = 'open'
def write_issues(r, csvout):
"""Parses JSON response and writes to CSV."""
if r.status_code != 200:
raise Exception(r.status_code)
for issue in r.json():
if 'pull_request' not in issue:
labels = ', '.join([l['name'] for l in issue['labels']])
date = issue['created_at'].split('T')[0]
# Change the following line to write out additional fields
csvout.writerow([labels, issue['number'], issue['title'], issue['state'], date,
def get_issues(name):
"""Requests issues from GitHub API and writes to CSV file."""
url = '{}/issues?state={}'.format(name, state)
r = requests.get(url, auth=auth)
csvfilename = '{}-issues.csv'.format(name.replace('/', '-'))
with open(csvfilename, 'w') as csvfile:
csvout = csv.writer(csvfile)
csvout.writerow(['Labels', 'Number', 'Title', 'State', 'Date', 'URL'])
write_issues(r, csvout)
# Multiple requests are required if response is paged
if 'link' in r.headers:
pages = {rel[6:-1]: url[url.index('<')+1:-1] for url, rel in
(link.split(';') for link in
while 'last' in pages and 'next' in pages:
pages = {rel[6:-1]: url[url.index('<')+1:-1] for url, rel in
(link.split(';') for link in
r = requests.get(pages['next'], auth=auth)
write_issues(r, csvout)
if pages['next'] == pages['last']:
parser = argparse.ArgumentParser(description="Write GitHub repository issues "
"to CSV file.")
parser.add_argument('repositories', nargs='+', help="Repository names, "
"formatted as 'username/repo'")
parser.add_argument('--all', action='store_true', help="Returns both open "
"and closed issues.")
args = parser.parse_args()
if args.all:
state = 'all'
username = input("Username for '': ")
password = getpass("Password for 'https://{}': ".format(username))
auth = (username, password)
for repository in args.repositories:
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