Pipe Oracle Sales Data to CSV in PowerShell

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Oracle Sales Cmdlets

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



Use standard PowerShell cmdlets to access Oracle Sales tables.

The CData Cmdlets Module for Oracle Sales is a standard PowerShell module offering straightforward integration with Oracle Sales. Below, you will find examples of using our OracleSalesCloud Cmdlets with native PowerShell cmdlets.

Creating a Connection to Your Oracle Sales Data

Oracle Sales uses Basic authentication over SSL; after setting the following connection properties, you are ready to connect:

  • Username: Set this to the user name that you use to log into your Oracle Cloud service.
  • Password: Set this to your password.
  • HostURL: Set this to the Web address (URL) of your Oracle Cloud service.

$conn = Connect-OracleSalesCloud  -HostURL "$HostURL" -Username "$Username" -Password "$Password"

Selecting Data

Follow the steps below to retrieve data from the Opportunities table and pipe the result into to a CSV file:

Select-OracleSalesCloud -Connection $conn -Table Opportunities | Select -Property * -ExcludeProperty Connection,Table,Columns | Export-Csv -Path c:\myOpportunitiesData.csv -NoTypeInformation

You will notice that we piped the results from Select-OracleSalesCloud into a Select-Object cmdlet and excluded some properties before piping them into an Export-Csv cmdlet. We do this because the CData Cmdlets append Connection, Table, and Columns information onto each "row" in the result set, and we do not necessarily want that information in our CSV file.

The Connection, Table, and Columns are appended to the results in order to facilitate piping results from one of the CData Cmdlets directly into another one.

Deleting Data

The following line deletes any records that match the criteria:

Select-OracleSalesCloud -Connection $conn -Table Opportunities -Where "CreatedBy = Jack" | Remove-OracleSalesCloud

Inserting and Updating Data

The cmdlets make data transformation easy as well as data cleansing. The following example loads data from a CSV file into Oracle Sales, checking first whether a record already exists and needs to be updated instead of inserted.

Import-Csv -Path C:\MyOpportunitiesUpdates.csv | %{
  $record = Select-OracleSalesCloud -Connection $OracleSalesCloud -Table Opportunities -Where ("Id = `'"+$_.Id+"`'")
  if($record){
    Update-OracleSalesCloud -Connection $oraclesalescloud -Table Opportunities -Columns ("OptyId","Name") -Values ($_.OptyId, $_.Name) -Where ("Id = `'"+$_.Id+"`'")
  }else{
    Add-OracleSalesCloud -Connection $oraclesalescloud -Table Opportunities -Columns ("OptyId","Name") -Values ($_.OptyId, $_.Name)
  }
}

As always, our goal is to simplify the way you connect to data. With cmdlets users can install a data module, set the connection properties, and start building. Download Cmdlets and start working with your data in PowerShell today!