Replicate Azure Management Data from PowerShell

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Azure Management ODBC Driver

The Azure Management ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live Azure management data, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access Azure configuration & billing info like you would a database - query data through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



Write a quick PowerShell script to query Azure Management data. Use connectivity to the live data to replicate Azure Management data to SQL Server.



The CData ODBC Driver for Azure Management enables out-of-the-box integration with Microsoft's built-in support for ODBC. The ODBC driver instantly integrates connectivity to the real Azure Management data with PowerShell.

You can use the .NET Framework Provider for ODBC built into PowerShell to quickly automate integration tasks like replicating Azure Management data to other databases. This article shows how to replicate Azure Management data to SQL Server in 5 lines of code.

You can also write PowerShell code to execute create, read, update, and delete (CRUD) operations. See the examples below.

Create an ODBC Data Source for Azure Management

If you have not already, first specify connection properties in an ODBC DSN (data source name). This is the last step of the driver installation. You can use the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure ODBC DSNs.

Azure Data Management uses the OAuth 2 authentication standard. See the Getting Started section of the CData driver documentation for a guide.

Connect to Azure Management

The code below shows how to use the DSN to initialize the connection to Azure Management data in PowerShell:

$conn = New-Object System.Data.Odbc.OdbcConnection $conn.ConnectionString = "DSN=CData AzureDataManagement Source x64"

Back Up Azure Management Data to SQL Server

After you enable caching, you can use the code below to replicate data to SQL Server.

Set the following connection properties to configure the caching database:

  • CacheProvider: The name of the ADO.NET provider. This can be found in the Machine.config for your version of .NET. For example, to configure SQL Server, enter System.Data.SqlClient.

  • CacheConnection: The connection string of properties required to connect to the database. Below is an example for SQL Server:

    Server=localhost;Database=RSB;User Id=sqltest;Password=sqltest;

The SQL query in the example can be used to refresh the entire cached table, including its schema. Any already existing cache is deleted.

$conn.Open() # Create and execute the SQL Query $SQL = "CACHE DROP EXISTING SELECT * FROM " + $Subscriptions $cmd = New-Object System.Data.Odbc.OdbcCommand($sql,$conn) $count = $cmd.ExecuteNonQuery() $conn.Close()

The driver gives you complete control over the caching functionality. See the help documentation for more caching commands and usage examples. See the help documentation for steps to replicate to other databases.

Other Operations

To retrieve Azure Management data in PowerShell, call the Fill method of the OdbcDataAdapter method. To execute data manipulation commands, initialize the OdbcCommand object and then call ExecuteNonQuery. Below are some more examples CRUD commands to Azure Management through the .NET Framework Provider for ODBC:

Retrieve Azure Management Data

$sql="SELECT DisplayName, AuthorizationSource from Subscriptions" $da= New-Object System.Data.Odbc.OdbcDataAdapter($sql, $conn) $dt= New-Object System.Data.DataTable $da.Fill($dt) $dt.Rows | foreach { $dt.Columns | foreach ($col in dt{ Write-Host $1[$_] } }

Update Azure Management Data

$cmd = New-Object System.Data.Odbc.OdbcCommand("UPDATE Subscriptions SET SubscriptionId='fadc4-4cdaf-fadc4-4cdaf' WHERE Id = @myId", $conn) $cmd.Parameters.Add(new System.Data.Odbc.OdbcParameter("myId","001d000000YBRseAAH") $cmd.ExecuteNonQuery()

Insert Azure Management Data

$cmd = New-Object System.Data.Odbc.OdbcCommand("INSERT INTO Subscriptions SET SubscriptionId='fadc4-4cdaf-fadc4-4cdaf' WHERE Id = @myId", $conn) $cmd.Parameters.Add(new System.Data.Odbc.OdbcParameter("myId","001d000000YBRseAAH") $cmd.ExecuteNonQuery()

Delete Azure Management Data

$cmd = New-Object System.Data.Odbc.OdbcCommand("DELETE FROM Subscriptions WHERE Id = @myid", $conn) $cmd.Parameters.Add(new System.Data.Odbc.OdbcParameter("myId","001d000000YBRseAAH") $cmd.ExecuteNonQuery()