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GitHub UI app

 

Who can use this feature:
Available only for monday dev

 

The GitHub Integration that you already know and love can be integrated into your monday dev workflows. But what if we told you that you could view real-time synced data from GitHub directly within your board? That's exactly what we want to present to you with the GitHub UI app!

 

Note: The GitHub Integration is now available to users in the EU! 

 

What is GitHub UI?

GitHub UI is an app that can be added as a widget within your item card view to preview data from your GitHub repositories. You can customize the app to show all of your GitHub branches, commits, pull requests, and the CI/CD status for every one of your development tasks. It is synced with your GitHub account to show you only real-time data. 

 

How to set it up

The GitHub UI app is an account-level permission app, meaning that only one person with GitHub admin permissions has to install the app so that everyone in the monday.com account can benefit. Take a look at these steps to learn how to initially authenticate the GitHub Integration for your account.

 

If you haven't yet connected your account through the integration, follow these steps!

Open up the item card of any of the items on your board, and click the "Git UI" tab. If someone on your account has already connected the app or the GitHub Integration, you'll see it already working here. if not, click "Connect to GitHub". 

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You'll be redirected to the GitHub page pictured below, where you can click "Install" to continue. 

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You are then given the option to sync all repositories or to select specific repositories and then click "Install" if you agree to the terms. 

 

Note: It's important to note that the permissions listed here are required by GitHub. Under no circumstances does approving these permissions grant monday.com access to sensitive data within your GitHub account.

 

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When you reach the following screen listing permissions, click "Authorize" to continue. Once again, we want you to note that monday.com will only have access to general account information and activity, but will never have access to read the data you upload to GitHub. 

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Click the "x" in the top-right corner of the pop-up screen to start using the app right in the item card where you started the flow! 

 

How does it work?

Using the Item ID Column, you can connect the items on your board to issues and pull requests in GitHub. Let's take a look at how it works.

 

Tip: If you need help adding and setting up the Item ID Column or want to learn more about it, check out this article

 

The Item ID Column will automatically assign a random ID number to each of the items or subitems in your board. You can copy this ID to your clipboard by simply clicking the number, as shown below. 

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You can now paste the ID number into either the name or description of any pull request or issue. Using the ID number generated by monday.com will create the link between a pull request or issue in GitHub and the right monday.com item. 

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Tip: You can connect existing issues and pull requests by editing them to add the item ID. 

 

Now you can see the issue you created under the "Issues" tab in the relevant item card. 

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What information is displayed?

The data displayed in the GitHub UI app is categorized into 3 tabs; Pull requests, Issues, and Branches. 

 

Pull requests

The "Pull requests" tab lists each pull request in the style of a monday.com item. Though you can't interact with the columns, all of the important information is visible. The requests are listed vertically and the relevant information is listed horizontally under the following "columns":

 

Show me the columns! 
  • Title - the name of the pull request, which is also a direct link to the file in GitHub
  • Repository - which repository the changes are from
  • Status - the working status of the request
  • Author - the requestor
  • Reviewers - the individuals or team that is set to review changes
  • Labels - the label associated with the pull request
  • Changes - a live count of the number of changes made
  • Last updated - a live indication of how long ago the last changes were made

 

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Note: If a team member uses the same email address with GitHub and with monday.com, the GitHub UI app will apply the user's monday.com profile picture under the "Author" and "Reviewers" columns. 

 

Issues

The "Issues" tab lists all issues that have been labeled with the same item ID. They are structured like items just as the pull requests are, and are organized by the following columns:

 

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  • Title - the name of issue, which is also a direct link to the file in GitHub
  • Repository - which repository the issue is from
  • Status - the working status of the issue
  • Author - the creator of the issue
  • Assignees - the individuals or team that is assigned to solve the issue
  • Labels - the label associated with the issue
  • Created at - the time or date on which the issue was created
  • Last updated - a live indication of how long ago the issue was created

 

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Branches

The "Branches" tab shows all of the branches related to any given item in your board. They are organized into the following columns: 

 

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  • Name - the file name of the branch, directly linked to the branch in GitHub
  • Repository - which repository this branch is from
  • Author - the creator of the branch
  • Base branch - the originating branch 
  • Commits - how many commits there have been to this branch
  • Last Updated - a live indication of how long ago the last changes were made
  • Pull request - a link to either create a new pull request, or a link to the existing pull request in GitHub

 

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Tip: You can create a new pull request by clicking the blue "Create PR" button under the "Pull request" column in the "Branches" tab. You'll see it appear instantly in GitHub as well as in your "Pull requests" tab!

 

Summarize your data

While the itemized list of all of your issues, pull requests, and branches gives you specific details, the "Summary" view will show you a visual breakdown of the aggregated data in your GitHub app! 

 

To show your app's summary, click the 3-dot menu at the top right corner of your app and then click "Settings", as shown below. 

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Now you can see all of your data organized into:

  • Pull requests - the number of requests and a battery-style representation of their statuses
  • Issues - the number of issues and a battery-style representation of their statuses
  • Stakeholders - the number of stakeholders and their monday.com profile pictures
  • Duration - the total amount of time all of this data has been open for

 

Tip: You can hover over any of the battery charts to see what status each color represents and how many items are labeled with each status. If you hover over a profile picture the name of the stakeholder is displayed, and if you hover over the duration you can see the start and end dates for this period!

 

 

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Coming soon: We're working on adding several Git providers! You'll soon have the option to choose from a list of Git providers so that you'll be able to use this app even if you're not using GitHub!

 

 

 

 

If you have any questions, please reach out to our team using our contact form. We're available 24/7 and happy to help!

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