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An easy-to-use set of PowerShell Cmdlets offering real-time access to Google Drive. The Cmdlets allow users to easily read, write, update, and delete live data - just like working with SQL server.

How to pipe Google Drive Data to CSV in PowerShell

Use standard PowerShell cmdlets to access Google Drive tables.

The CData Cmdlets Module for Google Drive is a standard PowerShell module offering straightforward integration with Google Drive. Below, you will find examples of using our GoogleDrive Cmdlets with native PowerShell cmdlets.

Creating a Connection to Your Google Drive Data

You can connect to Google APIs on behalf of individual users or on behalf of a domain. Google uses the OAuth authentication standard. See the "Getting Started" section of the help documentation for a guide.

$conn = Connect-GoogleDrive 

Selecting Data

Follow the steps below to retrieve data from the Files table and pipe the result into to a CSV file:

Select-GoogleDrive -Connection $conn -Table Files | Select -Property * -ExcludeProperty Connection,Table,Columns | Export-Csv -Path c:\myFilesData.csv -NoTypeInformation

You will notice that we piped the results from Select-GoogleDrive into a Select-Object cmdlet and excluded some properties before piping them into an Export-Csv cmdlet. We do this because the CData Cmdlets append Connection, Table, and Columns information onto each "row" in the result set, and we do not necessarily want that information in our CSV file.

The Connection, Table, and Columns are appended to the results in order to facilitate piping results from one of the CData Cmdlets directly into another one.

Deleting Data

The following line deletes any records that match the criteria:

Select-GoogleDrive -Connection $conn -Table Files -Where "Starred = true" | Remove-GoogleDrive

Inserting and Updating Data

The cmdlets make data transformation easy as well as data cleansing. The following example loads data from a CSV file into Google Drive, checking first whether a record already exists and needs to be updated instead of inserted.

Import-Csv -Path C:\MyFilesUpdates.csv | %{
  $record = Select-GoogleDrive -Connection $GoogleDrive -Table Files -Where ("Id = `'"+$_.Id+"`'")
    Update-GoogleDrive -Connection $googledrive -Table Files -Columns ("Name","Size") -Values ($_.Name, $_.Size) -Where ("Id = `'"+$_.Id+"`'")
    Add-GoogleDrive -Connection $googledrive -Table Files -Columns ("Name","Size") -Values ($_.Name, $_.Size)

As always, our goal is to simplify the way you connect to data. With cmdlets users can install a data module, set the connection properties, and start building. Download Cmdlets and start working with your data in PowerShell today!