Pipe Autify Data to CSV in PowerShell

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Autify Data Cmdlets

An easy-to-use set of PowerShell Cmdlets offering real-time access to Autify. The Cmdlets allow users to easily read Autify live testing senarios and results data - just like working with SQL server.

Use standard PowerShell cmdlets to access Autify tables.

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

Creating a Connection to Your Autify Data

In order to authenticate, you must specify the Autify API Key and Project ID:

  • ApiKey: Log into your account and go to Configurations/Personal Settings and create "New personal access token".
  • ProjectId: ID of the project in your account URL. For ex: If URL is "https://app.autify.com/projects/343/scenarios", 343 is your ProjectId.

$conn = Connect-Autify  -ProjectId "$ProjectId" -ApiKey "$ApiKey"

Selecting Data

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

Select-Autify -Connection $conn -Table Scenarios | Select -Property * -ExcludeProperty Connection,Table,Columns | Export-Csv -Path c:\myScenariosData.csv -NoTypeInformation

You will notice that we piped the results from Select-Autify 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-Autify -Connection $conn -Table Scenarios -Where "Id = 46292" | Remove-Autify

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 Autify, checking first whether a record already exists and needs to be updated instead of inserted.

Import-Csv -Path C:\MyScenariosUpdates.csv | %{
  $record = Select-Autify -Connection $Autify -Table Scenarios -Where ("Id = `'"+$_.Id+"`'")
    Update-Autify -Connection $autify -Table Scenarios -Columns ("Name","ProjectURL") -Values ($_.Name, $_.ProjectURL) -Where ("Id = `'"+$_.Id+"`'")
    Add-Autify -Connection $autify -Table Scenarios -Columns ("Name","ProjectURL") -Values ($_.Name, $_.ProjectURL)

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!