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An easy-to-use set of PowerShell Cmdlets offering real-time access to Authorize.Net data. The Cmdlets allow users to easily query live data - just like working with SQL server.

PowerShell Scripting to Replicate Authorize.Net Data to MySQL

Write a simple PowerShell script to replicate Authorize.Net data to a MySQL database.

The CData Cmdlets for Authorize.Net offer live access to Authorize.Net data from within PowerShell. Using PowerShell scripts, you can easily automate regular tasks like data replication. This article will walk through using the CData Cmdlets for Authorize.Net and the CData Cmdlets for MySQL in PowerShell to replicate Authorize.Net data to a MySQL database.

After obtaining the needed connection properties, accessing Authorize.Net data in PowerShell and preparing for replication consists of four basic steps.

You can obtain the necessary connection properties on the Security Settings -> General Settings page after logging into your Merchant Account.

  • UseSandbox: The Authorize.Net API to be used to process transactions. If you are using a production account, this property can be left blank. If you are using a developer test account, set this to 'TRUE'.
  • LoginID: The API login Id associated with your payment gateway account. This property is used to authenticate that you are authorized to submit website transactions. Note that this value is not the same as the login Id that you use to log in to the Merchant Interface.
  • TransactionKey: The transaction key associated with your payment gateway account. This property is used to authenticate that you are authorized to submit website transactions.

Collecting Authorize.Net Data

  1. Install the module:

    Install-Module AuthorizeNetCmdlets
  2. Connect to Authorize.Net:

    $authorizenet = Connect-AuthNet -LoginId $LoginId -TransactionKey $TransactionKey
  3. Retrieve the data from a specific resource:

    $data = Select-AuthNet -Connection $authorizenet -Table "SettledBatchList"

    You can also use the Invoke-AuthNet cmdlet to execute pure SQL-92 statements:

    $data = Invoke-AuthNet -Connection $authorizenet -Query 'SELECT * FROM SettledBatchList WHERE IncludeStatistics = @IncludeStatistics' -Params @{'@IncludeStatistics'='True'}
  4. Save a list of the column names from the returned data.

    $columns = ($data | Get-Member -MemberType NoteProperty | Select-Object -Property Name).Name

Inserting Authorize.Net Data into the MySQL Database

With the data and column names collected, you are ready to replicate the data into a MySQL database.

  1. Install the module:

    Install-Module MySQLCmdlets
  2. Connect to MySQL, using the server address and port of the MySQL server, valid user credentials, and a specific database with the table in which the data will be replicated:

    $mysql = Connect-MySQL -User $User -Password $Password -Database $Database -Server $Server -Port $Port
  3. Loop through the Authorize.Net data, store the values, and use the Add-MySQL cmdlet to insert the data into the MySQL database, one row at a time. In this example, the table will need to have the same name as the Authorize.Net resource (SettledBatchList) and to exist in the database.

    $data | % { $row = $_ $values = @() $columns | % { $col = $_ $values += $row.$($col) } Add-MySQL -Connection $mysql -Table "SettledBatchList" -Columns $columns -Values $values }

You have now replicated your Authorize.Net data to a MySQL database. This gives you freedom to work with Authorize.Net data in the same way that you work with other MySQL tables, whether that is performing analytics, building reports, or other business functions.


  • Once you have connected to Authorize.Net and MySQL in PowerShell, you can pipe command results to perform the replication in a single line:

    Select-AuthNet -Connection $authorizenet -Table "SettledBatchList" | % { $row = $_ $values = @() $columns | % { $col = $_ $values += $row.$($col) } Add-MySQL -Connection $mysql -Table "SettledBatchList" -Columns $columns -Values $values }
  • If you wish to replicate the Authorize.Net data to another database using another PowerShell module, you will want to exclude the Columns, Connection, and Table columns from the data returned by the Select-AuthNet cmdlet since those columns are used to help pipe data from one CData cmdlet to another:

    $columns = ($data | Get-Member -MemberType NoteProperty | Select-Object -Property Name).Name | ? {$_ -NotIn @('Columns','Connection','Table')}