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Managing Copilot knowledge bases

Organization owners can create a knowledge base bringing together Markdown documentation across one or more repositories, and then organization members can use that knowledge base as context for Copilot Chat in GitHub.com.

About knowledge bases

Organization owners can create knowledge bases, bringing together Markdown documentation across one or more repositories. Organization members can then specify that knowledge base as the context for Copilot Chat in GitHub.com.

When you ask a question in Copilot Chat in GitHub.com, GitHub Copilot will search the knowledge base for relevant information and synthesize a response. For more information on how to use knowledge bases in Copilot Chat in GitHub.com, see "Asking a question about a knowledge base."

Creating a knowledge base

You can create a knowledge base from a single repository or a selection of repositories. You can create a knowledge base using public, private, and/or internal repositories.

Knowledge bases you create will be accessible by all organization members with a GitHub Copilot Enterprise subscription. When an organization member uses a knowledge base as context in Copilot Chat in GitHub.com, the response will only use data from repositories that the organization member has read access to.

  1. 在 GitHub.com 的右上角,选择个人资料照片,然后单击 “你的组织”****。

    @octocat 的个人资料图片下的下拉菜单的屏幕截图。 “你的组织”以深橙色标出。

  2. 在组织旁边,单击“设置”。

  3. In the left sidebar, click Copilot then click Customize.

  4. To the right of "Knowledge", click Add knowledge base.

  5. In the "Name" field, enter a unique name for the knowledge base. Optionally, in the "Description" field, you can add a description for the knowledge base.

    Screenshot of the "Add knowledge base" page.

  6. Under "Content", to see a full list of available repositories, click Select repositories.

    Screenshot of the "Select repositories" page. The "Select repositories" page is highlighted with a dark orange outline.

  7. To select a repository or repositories, click the checkbox next to the repository name. When you're finished selecting repositories, click Apply.

    Screenshot of the "Select repositories" page.

  8. Optionally, you can define which paths within the selected repositories to index.

    • Click Edit file paths.

    Screenshot of the list of selected repositories. The "Edit file paths" link is highlighted with a dark orange outline.

    • List the paths you want to include in the knowledge base, one path per line. When you're finished, click Apply.
  9. Click Create knowledge base.

Updating a knowledge base

Organization owners can delete a knowledge base created in their organization.

  1. 在 GitHub.com 的右上角,选择个人资料照片,然后单击 “你的组织”****。

    @octocat 的个人资料图片下的下拉菜单的屏幕截图。 “你的组织”以深橙色标出。

  2. 在组织旁边,单击“设置”。

  3. In the left sidebar, click Copilot then click Customize.

  4. To the right of the knowledge base you want to edit, click .

  5. Make your desired changes to your knowledge base.

  6. Click Update knowledge base.

Deleting a knowledge base

Organization owners can delete a knowledge base created in their organization.

  1. 在 GitHub.com 的右上角,选择个人资料照片,然后单击 “你的组织”****。

    @octocat 的个人资料图片下的下拉菜单的屏幕截图。 “你的组织”以深橙色标出。

  2. 在组织旁边,单击“设置”。

  3. In the left sidebar, click Copilot then click Customize.

  4. To the right of the knowledge base you want to delete, click .

  5. In the "Confirm deletion" dialog box, review the information and click Delete.