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Pipe MYOB AccountRight Data to CSV in PowerShell

Use standard PowerShell cmdlets to access MYOB AccountRight tables.

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

Creating a Connection to Your MYOB AccountRight Data

These properties are required when connecting to a company file (both for Cloud and On-Premise instances).

  • CompanyFileId: You can find this by starting MYOB, opening your data file, and selecting Help -> About MYOB
  • User: The username associated with your company file.
  • Password: The password associated with your company file.

Connecting to a Cloud Instance

To connect to a cloud instance of MYOB, you can use the embedded OAuth credentials or create an OAuth app with MYOB. This process is detailed in the Help documentation.

Connecting to an On-Premise instance:

When connecting to an on-premise instance, you will need to set the following connection property in addition to those above:

  • InitiateOauth: Set this to OFF.
  • Url: The Url of your MYOB instance.

$conn = Connect-MYOB  -OAuthClientId "$OAuthClientId" -OAuthClientSecret "$OAuthClientSecret" -CompanyFileId "$CompanyFileId" -CallbackURL "$CallbackURL" -User "$User" -Password "$Password"

Selecting Data

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

Select-MYOB -Connection $conn -Table Accounts | Select -Property * -ExcludeProperty Connection,Table,Columns | Export-Csv -Path c:\myAccountsData.csv -NoTypeInformation

You will notice that we piped the results from Select-MYOB 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-MYOB -Connection $conn -Table Accounts -Where "Type = Bank" | Remove-MYOB

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

Import-Csv -Path C:\MyAccountsUpdates.csv | %{
  $record = Select-MYOB -Connection $MYOB -Table Accounts -Where ("Id = `'"+$_.Id+"`'")
  if($record){
    Update-MYOB -Connection $myob -Table Accounts -Columns ("Id","Name") -Values ($_.Id, $_.Name) -Where ("Id = `'"+$_.Id+"`'")
  }else{
    Add-MYOB -Connection $myob -Table Accounts -Columns ("Id","Name") -Values ($_.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!