Pipe Azure Management Data to CSV in PowerShell

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Azure Management Cmdlets

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

Use standard PowerShell cmdlets to access Azure Management tables.

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

Creating a Connection to Your Azure Management Data

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

$conn = Connect-AzureDataManagement 

Selecting Data

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

Select-AzureDataManagement -Connection $conn -Table Subscriptions | Select -Property * -ExcludeProperty Connection,Table,Columns | Export-Csv -Path c:\mySubscriptionsData.csv -NoTypeInformation

You will notice that we piped the results from Select-AzureDataManagement 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-AzureDataManagement -Connection $conn -Table Subscriptions -Where "SubscriptionId = fadc4-4cdaf-fadc4-4cdaf" | Remove-AzureDataManagement

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

Import-Csv -Path C:\MySubscriptionsUpdates.csv | %{
  $record = Select-AzureDataManagement -Connection $AzureDataManagement -Table Subscriptions -Where ("Id = `'"+$_.Id+"`'")
    Update-AzureDataManagement -Connection $azuredatamanagement -Table Subscriptions -Columns ("DisplayName","AuthorizationSource") -Values ($_.DisplayName, $_.AuthorizationSource) -Where ("Id = `'"+$_.Id+"`'")
    Add-AzureDataManagement -Connection $azuredatamanagement -Table Subscriptions -Columns ("DisplayName","AuthorizationSource") -Values ($_.DisplayName, $_.AuthorizationSource)

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!