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Automate NetSuite Integration Tasks from PowerShell

Are you in search of a quick and easy way to access NetSuite data from PowerShell? This article demonstrates how to utilize the NetSuite Cmdlets for tasks like connecting to NetSuite data, automating operations, downloading data, and more.

The CData Cmdlets for NetSuite 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 NetSuite.

PowerShell Cmdlets or ADO.NET Provider?

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

Once you have acquired the necessary connection properties, accessing NetSuite data in PowerShell can be enabled in three steps.

The User and Password properties, under the Authentication section, must be set to valid NetSuite user credentials. In addition, the AccountId must be set to the ID of a company account that can be used by the specified User. The RoleId can be optionally specified to log in the user with limited permissions.

See the "Getting Started" chapter of the help documentation for more information on connecting to NetSuite.


  1. Install the module:

    Install-Module NetSuiteCmdlets
  2. Connect:

    $netsuite = Connect-NetSuite -Account Id "$Account Id" -Password "$Password" -User "$User" -Role Id "$Role Id" -Version "$Version"
  3. Search for and retrieve data:

    $class_name = "Furniture : Office" $salesorder = Select-NetSuite -Connection $netsuite -Table "SalesOrder" -Where "Class_Name = `'$Class_Name`'" $salesorder

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

    $salesorder = Invoke-NetSuite -Connection $netsuite -Query 'SELECT * FROM SalesOrder WHERE Class_Name = @Class_Name' -Params @{'@Class_Name'='Furniture : Office'}


  1. Load the provider's assembly:

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

    $conn= New-Object System.Data.CData.NetSuite.NetSuiteConnection("Account Id=XABC123456;Password=password;User=user;Role Id=3;Version=2013_1;") $conn.Open()
  3. Instantiate the NetSuiteDataAdapter, execute an SQL query, and output the results:

    $sql="SELECT CustomerName, SalesOrderTotal from SalesOrder" $da= New-Object System.Data.CData.NetSuite.NetSuiteDataAdapter($sql, $conn) $dt= New-Object System.Data.DataTable $da.Fill($dt) $dt.Rows | foreach { Write-Host $_.customername $_.salesordertotal }

Update NetSuite Data


Update-NetSuite -Connection $NetSuite -Columns @('CustomerName','SalesOrderTotal') -Values @('MyCustomerName', 'MySalesOrderTotal') -Table SalesOrder -Id "MyInternalId"


$cmd = New-Object System.Data.CData.NetSuite.NetSuiteCommand("UPDATE SalesOrder SET Class_Name='Furniture : Office' WHERE InternalId = @myInternalId", $conn) $cmd.Parameters.Add((New-Object System.Data.CData.NetSuite.NetSuiteParameter("@myInternalId","10456255-0015501366"))) $cmd.ExecuteNonQuery()

Insert NetSuite Data


Add-NetSuite -Connection $NetSuite -Table SalesOrder -Columns @("CustomerName", "SalesOrderTotal") -Values @("MyCustomerName", "MySalesOrderTotal")


$cmd = New-Object System.Data.CData.NetSuite.NetSuiteCommand("INSERT INTO SalesOrder (Class_Name) VALUES (@myClass_Name)", $conn) $cmd.Parameters.Add((New-Object System.Data.CData.NetSuite.NetSuiteParameter("@myClass_Name","Furniture : Office"))) $cmd.ExecuteNonQuery()

Delete NetSuite Data


Remove-NetSuite -Connection $NetSuite -Table "SalesOrder" -Id "MyInternalId"


$cmd = New-Object System.Data.CData.NetSuite.NetSuiteCommand("DELETE FROM SalesOrder WHERE InternalId=@myInternalId", $conn) $cmd.Parameters.Add((New-Object System.Data.CData.NetSuite.NetSuiteParameter("@myInternalId","001d000000YBRseAAH"))) $cmd.ExecuteNonQuery()