Pipe Power BI XMLA Data to CSV in PowerShell

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Power BI XMLA Data Cmdlets

An easy-to-use set of PowerShell Cmdlets offering real-time access to Power BI XMLA. 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 Power BI XMLA tables.

The CData Cmdlets Module for Power BI XMLA is a standard PowerShell module offering straightforward integration with Power BI XMLA. Below, you will find examples of using our PowerBIXMLA Cmdlets with native PowerShell cmdlets.

Creating a Connection to Your Power BI XMLA Data

To connect, set the Url property to a valid PowerBIXMLA workspace. For instance, powerbi://api.powerbi.com/v1.0/myorg/CData.

$conn = Connect-PowerBIXMLA  -URL "$URL"

Selecting Data

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

Select-PowerBIXMLA -Connection $conn -Table Customer | Select -Property * -ExcludeProperty Connection,Table,Columns | Export-Csv -Path c:\myCustomerData.csv -NoTypeInformation

You will notice that we piped the results from Select-PowerBIXMLA 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.