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Pipe Google Directory Data to CSV in PowerShell

Use standard PowerShell cmdlets to access Google Directory tables.

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

Creating a Connection to Your Google Directory Data

Google uses the OAuth authentication standard. You can authorize the data provider to access Google Spreadsheets as an individual user or with a Google Apps Domain service account. See the Getting Started section of the data provider help documentation for an authentication guide.

$conn = Connect-GoogleDirectory  -OAuthClientId "$OAuthClientId" -OAuthClientSecret "$OAuthClientSecret" -CallbackURL "$CallbackURL"

Selecting Data

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

Select-GoogleDirectory -Connection $conn -Table MyTable | Select -Property * -ExcludeProperty Connection,Table,Columns | Export-Csv -Path c:\myMyTableData.csv -NoTypeInformation

You will notice that we piped the results from Select-GoogleDirectory 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-GoogleDirectory -Connection $conn -Table MyTable -Where "Status = confirmed" | Remove-GoogleDirectory

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

Import-Csv -Path C:\MyMyTableUpdates.csv | %{
  $record = Select-GoogleDirectory -Connection $GoogleDirectory -Table MyTable -Where ("Id = `'"+$_.Id+"`'")
  if($record){
    Update-GoogleDirectory -Connection $googledirectory -Table MyTable -Columns ("Id","Description") -Values ($_.Id, $_.Description) -Where ("Id = `'"+$_.Id+"`'")
  }else{
    Add-GoogleDirectory -Connection $googledirectory -Table MyTable -Columns ("Id","Description") -Values ($_.Id, $_.Description)
  }
}

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!