Pipe eBay Analytics Data to CSV in PowerShell

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

Use standard PowerShell cmdlets to access eBay Analytics tables.

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

Creating a Connection to Your eBay Analytics Data

You can authenticate to eBay Analytics only via the OAuth 2 authentication method. The eBay Analytics API requires an access token created with the authorization code grant flow to authorize the requests.

You can follow the guide in the Help documentation for a step by step guide on how to authenticate using the OAuth 2 protocol.

$conn = Connect-EbayAnalytics  -OAuthClientId "$OAuthClientId" -OAuthClientSecret "$OAuthClientSecret" -RuName "$RuName"

Selecting Data

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

Select-EbayAnalytics -Connection $conn -Table TrafficReportByListing | Select -Property * -ExcludeProperty Connection,Table,Columns | Export-Csv -Path c:\myTrafficReportByListingData.csv -NoTypeInformation

You will notice that we piped the results from Select-EbayAnalytics 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.