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PowerShell Scripting to Replicate Odoo Data to MySQL

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

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

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

To connect, set the Url to a valid Odoo site, User and Password to the connection details of the user you are connecting with, and Database to the Odoo database.

Collecting Odoo Data

  1. Install the module:

    Install-Module OdooCmdlets
  2. Connect to Odoo:

    $odoo = Connect-Odoo -User $User -Password $Password -URL $URL -Database $Database
  3. Retrieve the data from a specific resource:

    $data = Select-Odoo -Connection $odoo -Table "res_users"

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

    $data = Invoke-Odoo -Connection $odoo -Query 'SELECT * FROM res_users WHERE id = @id' -Params @{'@id'='1'}
  4. Save a list of the column names from the returned data.

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

Inserting Odoo 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 Odoo 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 Odoo resource (res_users) and to exist in the database.

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

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

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