Automate Elasticsearch Integration Tasks from PowerShell

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Elasticsearch ADO.NET Provider

Rapidly create and deploy powerful .NET applications that integrate with Elasticsearch.

Are you looking for a quick and easy way to access Elasticsearch data from PowerShell? We show how to use the Cmdlets for Elasticsearch and the CData ADO.NET Provider for Elasticsearch to connect to Elasticsearch data and synchronize, automate, download, and more.

The CData Cmdlets for Elasticsearch are standard PowerShell cmdlets that make it easy to accomplish data cleansing, normalization, backup, and other integration tasks by enabling real-time and bidirectional access to Elasticsearch.

Cmdlets or ADO.NET?

The cmdlets are not only a PowerShell interface to the Elasticsearch API, but also an SQL interface; this tutorial shows how to use both to create, retrieve, update, and delete Elasticsearch data. We also show examples of the ADO.NET equivalent, which is possible with the CData ADO.NET Provider for Elasticsearch. To access Elasticsearch data from other .NET applications, like LINQPad, use the CData ADO.NET Provider for Elasticsearch.

After obtaining the needed connection properties, accessing Elasticsearch data in PowerShell consists of three basic steps.

Set the Server and Port connection properties to connect. To authenticate, set the User and Password properties, PKI (public key infrastructure) properties, or both. To use PKI, set the SSLClientCert, SSLClientCertType, SSLClientCertSubject, and SSLClientCertPassword properties.

The data provider uses X-Pack Security for TLS/SSL and authentication. To connect over TLS/SSL, prefix the Server value with 'https://'. Note: TLS/SSL and client authentication must be enabled on X-Pack to use PKI.

Once the data provider is connected, X-Pack will then perform user authentication and grant role permissions based on the realms you have configured.


  1. Install the module:

    Install-Module ElasticsearchCmdlets
  2. Connect:

    $elasticsearch = Connect-Elasticsearch -Server "$Server" -Port "$Port" -User "$User" -Password "$Password"
  3. Search for and retrieve data:

    $shipcity = "New York" $orders = Select-Elasticsearch -Connection $elasticsearch -Table "Orders" -Where "ShipCity = `'$ShipCity`'" $orders

    You can also use the Invoke-Elasticsearch cmdlet to execute SQL commands:

    $orders = Invoke-Elasticsearch -Connection $elasticsearch -Query 'SELECT * FROM Orders WHERE ShipCity = @ShipCity' -Params @{'@ShipCity'='New York'}


  1. Load the provider's assembly:

    [Reflection.Assembly]::LoadFile("C:\Program Files\CData\CData ADO.NET Provider for Elasticsearch\lib\System.Data.CData.Elasticsearch.dll")
  2. Connect to Elasticsearch:

    $conn= New-Object System.Data.CData.Elasticsearch.ElasticsearchConnection("Server=;Port=9200;User=admin;Password=123456;") $conn.Open()
  3. Instantiate the ElasticsearchDataAdapter, execute an SQL query, and output the results:

    $sql="SELECT OrderName, Freight from Orders" $da= New-Object System.Data.CData.Elasticsearch.ElasticsearchDataAdapter($sql, $conn) $dt= New-Object System.Data.DataTable $da.Fill($dt) $dt.Rows | foreach { Write-Host $_.ordername $_.freight }

Update Elasticsearch Data


Update-Elasticsearch -Connection $Elasticsearch -Columns @('OrderName','Freight') -Values @('MyOrderName', 'MyFreight') -Table Orders -Id "MyId"


$cmd = New-Object System.Data.CData.Elasticsearch.ElasticsearchCommand("UPDATE Orders SET ShipCity='New York' WHERE Id = @myId", $conn) $cmd.Parameters.Add(new System.Data.CData.Elasticsearch.ElasticsearchParameter("@myId","10456255-0015501366")) $cmd.ExecuteNonQuery()

Insert Elasticsearch Data


Add-Elasticsearch -Connection $Elasticsearch -Table Orders -Columns @("OrderName", "Freight") -Values @("MyOrderName", "MyFreight")


$cmd = New-Object System.Data.CData.Elasticsearch.ElasticsearchCommand("INSERT INTO Orders (ShipCity) VALUES (@myShipCity)", $conn) $cmd.Parameters.Add(new System.Data.CData.Elasticsearch.ElasticsearchParameter("@myShipCity","New York")) $cmd.ExecuteNonQuery()

Delete Elasticsearch Data


Remove-Elasticsearch -Connection $Elasticsearch -Table "Orders" -Id "MyId"


$cmd = New-Object System.Data.CData.Elasticsearch.ElasticsearchCommand("DELETE FROM Orders WHERE Id=@myId", $conn) $cmd.Parameters.Add(new System.Data.CData.Elasticsearch.ElasticsearchParameter("@myId","001d000000YBRseAAH")) $cmd.ExecuteNonQuery()