# Plugin Management
# Known and custom plugins
# Adding extractors and loaders to your project
Like all types of plugins, extractors and loaders can be added to a Meltano project using
Plugins that are already known to Meltano can be added by simply specifying their
name, while adding a plugin that Meltano isn't familiar with yet requires adding the
To find out what plugins are already known to Meltano and supported out of the box, you can use
meltano discover, with an optional pluralized
plugin type argument.
You can also check out the lists of supported extractors and loaders on this website.
If the Singer tap or target you'd like to use with Meltano doesn't show up in any of these places, you're going to want to add a custom plugin.
# List extractors and loaders known to Meltano meltano discover extractors meltano discover loaders # Add a known extractor or loader by name meltano add extractor tap-salesforce meltano add loader target-snowflake # Add an unknown (custom) extractor or loader meltano add --custom extractor tap-covid-19
# Installing your project's plugins
However, since this directory is included in your project's
by default, you'll need to explicitly run
before any other
meltano commands whenever you clone or pull an existing Meltano project from version control,
to install (or update) all plugins specified in your
meltano.yml project file.