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Pipe Bugzilla Data to CSV in PowerShell

Use standard PowerShell cmdlets to access Bugzilla tables.

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

Creating a Connection to Your Bugzilla Data

You can authenticate to your Bugzilla account using two parameters:

  • URL: The URL of your Bugzilla developer's page (the Home page).
  • ApiKey: API Keys can be generated from the Preferences -> API Keys section of your Bugzilla developer's page.

$conn = Connect-Bugzilla  -Url "$Url" -APIKey "$APIKey"

Selecting Data

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

Select-Bugzilla -Connection $conn -Table Bugs | Select -Property * -ExcludeProperty Connection,Table,Columns | Export-Csv -Path c:\myBugsData.csv -NoTypeInformation

You will notice that we piped the results from Select-Bugzilla 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-Bugzilla -Connection $conn -Table Bugs -Where "Creator = user@domain.com" | Remove-Bugzilla

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

Import-Csv -Path C:\MyBugsUpdates.csv | %{
  $record = Select-Bugzilla -Connection $Bugzilla -Table Bugs -Where ("Id = `'"+$_.Id+"`'")
  if($record){
    Update-Bugzilla -Connection $bugzilla -Table Bugs -Columns ("Id","Summary") -Values ($_.Id, $_.Summary) -Where ("Id = `'"+$_.Id+"`'")
  }else{
    Add-Bugzilla -Connection $bugzilla -Table Bugs -Columns ("Id","Summary") -Values ($_.Id, $_.Summary)
  }
}

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!