Pipe DigitalOcean Data to CSV in PowerShell

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DigitalOcean Cmdlets

An easy-to-use set of PowerShell Cmdlets offering real-time access to DigitalOcean data. The Cmdlets allow users to easily read, write, update, and delete live data - just like working with SQL server.

Use standard PowerShell cmdlets to access DigitalOcean tables.

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

Creating a Connection to Your DigitalOcean Data

DigitalOcean uses OAuth 2.0 authentication. To authenticate using OAuth, you can use the embedded credentials or register an app with DigitalOcean.

See the Getting Started guide in the CData driver documentation for more information.

$conn = Connect-DigitalOcean 

Selecting Data

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

Select-DigitalOcean -Connection $conn -Table Droplets | Select -Property * -ExcludeProperty Connection,Table,Columns | Export-Csv -Path c:\myDropletsData.csv -NoTypeInformation

You will notice that we piped the results from Select-DigitalOcean 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-DigitalOcean -Connection $conn -Table Droplets -Where "Id = 1" | Remove-DigitalOcean

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

Import-Csv -Path C:\MyDropletsUpdates.csv | %{
  $record = Select-DigitalOcean -Connection $DigitalOcean -Table Droplets -Where ("Id = `'"+$_.Id+"`'")
    Update-DigitalOcean -Connection $digitalocean -Table Droplets -Columns ("Id","Name") -Values ($_.Id, $_.Name) -Where ("Id = `'"+$_.Id+"`'")
    Add-DigitalOcean -Connection $digitalocean -Table Droplets -Columns ("Id","Name") -Values ($_.Id, $_.Name)

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!