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Visit Config UI at : http://localhost:4000 and go to Connections page.

Step 1 - Add Data Connections

Step 1.1 - Authentication


Connection Name

Give your connection a unique name to help you identify it in the future.

Endpoint URL

For CircleCI, you do not need to enter the REST API endpoint URL, which is always


Learn about Managing API Tokens.

Tokens you have generated that can be used to access the CircleCI API. Apps using these tokens can act as you and have full read- and write-permissions! There are two types of API token(Personal and Project) you can create within CircleCI.

Proxy URL (Optional)

If you are behind a corporate firewall or VPN you may need to utilize a proxy server. Enter a valid proxy server address on your network, e.g.

Fixed Rate Limit (Optional)

DevLake uses a dynamic rate limit to collect CircleCI data. You can adjust the rate limit if you want to increase or lower the speed. Learn more about CircleCI API rate limit.

Test and Save Connection

Click Test Connection, if the connection is successful, click Save Connection to add the connection.

Step 1.2 - Configure Data Scope



Select the CircleCI projects to collect.

Step 1.3 - Adding Scope Config (Optional)

Scope config includes two sets of configurations:

  • Data Entities
  • Transformations
Data Entities


CircleCI only supports CI/CD domain entities, which include CircleCI projects, workflows, jobs, and etc.



This set of configurations is used for calculating DORA metrics.

You can transform a CircleCI workflow run into a DevLake deployment with the following regex:

  • Deployment: The given regex should match the name of the Circle workflow run or one of its jobs to be considered as a deployment. For example, if the workflow run used for deployment is named 'build-and-push-image', you can input (push-image). To make the regex case insensitive, you can include (?i) before the regex.
  • Environment: The given regex should match the workflow run's name to be considered a deployment within the production environment. For instance, if the workflow run used for deployment is named 'deploy-to-prod', you can input (prod). To make the regex case insensitive, you can include (?i) before the regex.

Step 2 - Collect Data in a Project

Step 2.1 - Create a Project

Collecting CircleCI data requires creating a project first. You can visit the Project page from the side menu and create a new project by following the instructions on the user interface.


Step 2.2 - Add a CircleCI Connection

You can add a previously configured CircleCI connection to the project and select the boards for which you wish to collect the data for. Please note: if you don't see the repositories you are looking for, please check if you have added them to the connection first.


Step 2.3 - Set the Sync Policy

There are three settings for Sync Policy:

  • Data Time Range: You can select the time range of the data you wish to collect. The default is set to the past six months.
  • Sync Frequency: You can choose how often you would like to sync your data in this step by selecting a sync frequency option or enter a cron code to specify your preferred schedule.
  • Skip Failed Tasks: sometime a few tasks may fail in a long pipeline; you can choose to skip them to avoid spending more time in running the pipeline all over again.


Step 2.4 - Start Data Collection

Click on "Collect Data" to start collecting data for the whole project. You can check the status in the Status tab on the same page. collect-data


If you run into any problem, please check the Troubleshooting or create an issue