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PowerShell Scripting to Replicate MYOB AccountRight Data to MySQL

Write a simple PowerShell script to replicate MYOB AccountRight data to a MySQL database.

The CData Cmdlets for MYOB AccountRight offer live access to MYOB AccountRight 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 MYOB AccountRight and the CData Cmdlets for MySQL in PowerShell to replicate MYOB AccountRight data to a MySQL database.

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

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.

Collecting MYOB AccountRight Data

  1. Install the module:

    Install-Module MYOBCmdlets
  2. Connect to MYOB AccountRight:

    $myob = Connect-MYOB -OAuthClientId $OAuthClientId -OAuthClientSecret $OAuthClientSecret -CompanyFileId $CompanyFileId -CallbackURL $CallbackURL -User $User -Password $Password
  3. Retrieve the data from a specific resource:

    $data = Select-MYOB -Connection $myob -Table "Accounts"

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

    $data = Invoke-MYOB -Connection $myob -Query 'SELECT * FROM Accounts WHERE Type = @Type' -Params @{'@Type'='Bank'}
  4. Save a list of the column names from the returned data.

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

Inserting MYOB AccountRight 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 MYOB AccountRight 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 MYOB AccountRight resource (Accounts) and to exist in the database.

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

You have now replicated your MYOB AccountRight data to a MySQL database. This gives you freedom to work with MYOB AccountRight 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 MYOB AccountRight and MySQL in PowerShell, you can pipe command results to perform the replication in a single line:

    Select-MYOB -Connection $myob -Table "Accounts" | % { $row = $_ $values = @() $columns | % { $col = $_ $values += $row.$($col) } Add-MySQL -Connection $mysql -Table "Accounts" -Columns $columns -Values $values }
  • If you wish to replicate the MYOB AccountRight 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-MYOB 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')}