PowerShell Scripting to Replicate Microsoft OneDrive Data to MySQL

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Write a simple PowerShell script to replicate Microsoft OneDrive data to a MySQL database.

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

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

OneDrive uses the OAuth authentication standard. To authenticate using OAuth, you will need to create an app to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL connection properties. See the OAuth section of the Help documentation for an authentication guide.

Collecting Microsoft OneDrive Data

  1. Install the module:

    Install-Module OneDriveCmdlets
  2. Connect to Microsoft OneDrive:

    $onedrive = Connect-OneDrive -OAuthClientId $OAuthClientId -OAuthClientSecret $OAuthClientSecret -OAuthCallbackURL $OAuthCallbackURL
  3. Retrieve the data from a specific resource:

    $data = Select-OneDrive -Connection $onedrive -Table "Files"

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

    $data = Invoke-OneDrive -Connection $onedrive -Query 'SELECT * FROM Files WHERE Id = @Id' -Params @{'@Id'='Jq74mCczmFXk1tC10GB'}
  4. Save a list of the column names from the returned data.

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

Inserting Microsoft OneDrive 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 Microsoft OneDrive 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 Microsoft OneDrive resource (Files) and to exist in the database.

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

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

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