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PowerShell Scripting to Replicate Microsoft Teams Data to MySQL

Write a simple PowerShell script to replicate Microsoft Teams data to a MySQL database.

The CData Cmdlets for Microsoft Teams offer live access to Microsoft Teams data from within PowerShell. Using PowerShell scripts, you can easily automate regular tasks like data replication. This article will walk through using the CData Cmdlets for Microsoft Teams and the CData Cmdlets for MySQL in PowerShell to replicate Microsoft Teams data to a MySQL database.

After obtaining the needed connection properties, accessing Microsoft Teams data in PowerShell and preparing for replication consists of four basic steps.

You can connect to MS Teams using the embedded OAuth connectivity. When you connect, the MS Teams OAuth endpoint opens in your browser. Log in and grant permissions to complete the OAuth process. See the OAuth section in the online Help documentation for more information on other OAuth authentication flows.

Collecting Microsoft Teams Data

  1. Install the module:

    Install-Module MSTeamsCmdlets
  2. Connect to Microsoft Teams:

    $msteams = Connect-MSTeams -OAuthClientId $OAuthClientId -OAuthClientSecret $OAuthClientSecret -CallbackURL $CallbackURL
  3. Retrieve the data from a specific resource:

    $data = Select-MSTeams -Connection $msteams -Table "Teams"

    You can also use the Invoke-MSTeams cmdlet to execute pure SQL-92 statements:

    $data = Invoke-MSTeams -Connection $msteams -Query 'SELECT * FROM Teams WHERE Id = @Id' -Params @{'@Id'='Jq74mCczmFXk1tC10GB'}
  4. Save a list of the column names from the returned data.

    $columns = ($data | Get-Member -MemberType NoteProperty | Select-Object -Property Name).Name

Inserting Microsoft Teams Data into the MySQL Database

With the data and column names collected, you are ready to replicate the data into a MySQL database.

  1. Install the module:

    Install-Module MySQLCmdlets
  2. Connect to MySQL, using the server address and port of the MySQL server, valid user credentials, and a specific database with the table in which the data will be replicated:

    $mysql = Connect-MySQL -User $User -Password $Password -Database $Database -Server $Server -Port $Port
  3. Loop through the Microsoft Teams data, store the values, and use the Add-MySQL cmdlet to insert the data into the MySQL database, one row at a time. In this example, the table will need to have the same name as the Microsoft Teams resource (Teams) and to exist in the database.

    $data | % { $row = $_ $values = @() $columns | % { $col = $_ $values += $row.$($col) } Add-MySQL -Connection $mysql -Table "Teams" -Columns $columns -Values $values }

You have now replicated your Microsoft Teams data to a MySQL database. This gives you freedom to work with Microsoft Teams data in the same way that you work with other MySQL tables, whether that is performing analytics, building reports, or other business functions.

Notes

  • Once you have connected to Microsoft Teams and MySQL in PowerShell, you can pipe command results to perform the replication in a single line:

    Select-MSTeams -Connection $msteams -Table "Teams" | % { $row = $_ $values = @() $columns | % { $col = $_ $values += $row.$($col) } Add-MySQL -Connection $mysql -Table "Teams" -Columns $columns -Values $values }
  • If you wish to replicate the Microsoft Teams data to another database using another PowerShell module, you will want to exclude the Columns, Connection, and Table columns from the data returned by the Select-MSTeams cmdlet since those columns are used to help pipe data from one CData cmdlet to another:

    $columns = ($data | Get-Member -MemberType NoteProperty | Select-Object -Property Name).Name | ? {$_ -NotIn @('Columns','Connection','Table')}