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An easy-to-use set of PowerShell Cmdlets offering real-time access to NetSuite data. The Cmdlets allow users to easily read, write, update, and delete live data - just like working with SQL server.

PowerShell Scripting to Replicate NetSuite Data to MySQL

Write a simple PowerShell script to replicate NetSuite data to a MySQL database.

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

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

Collecting NetSuite Data

  1. Install the module:

    Install-Module NetSuiteCmdlets
  2. Connect to NetSuite:

    $netsuite = Connect-NetSuite -Account Id $Account Id -Password $Password -User $User -Role Id $Role Id -Version $Version
  3. Retrieve the data from a specific resource:

    $data = Select-NetSuite -Connection $netsuite -Table "SalesOrder"

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

    $data = Invoke-NetSuite -Connection $netsuite -Query 'SELECT * FROM SalesOrder WHERE Class_Name = @Class_Name' -Params @{'@Class_Name'='Furniture : Office'}
  4. Save a list of the column names from the returned data.

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

Inserting NetSuite 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 NetSuite 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 NetSuite resource (SalesOrder) and to exist in the database.

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

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


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

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