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Connect to PowerShell Scripts in Squirrel SQL Client

Connect to PowerShell scripts and execute queries in the Squirrel SQL Client.

The CData JDBC Driver for PowerShell enables you to execute queries to PowerShell scripts in tools like Squirrel SQL Client. In this article, you will create a JDBC data source for PowerShell scripts and execute queries.

Add the JDBC Driver for PowerShell

Follow the steps below to add the driver JAR.

  1. In Squirrel SQL, click Windows -> View Drivers.
  2. Click the plus icon to open the Add Driver wizard.
  3. In the Name box, enter a user-friendly name for the driver; for example, CData JDBC Driver for PowerShell.
  4. In the Example URL box, enter jdbc:powershell:
  5. In the Extra Class Path tab, click Add.
  6. In the file explorer dialog that opens, select the JAR file for the driver, located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  7. Click List Drivers to populate the Class Name menu with the class name for the driver, cdata.jdbc.powershell.PowerShellDriver.

Define Connection Properties

Follow the steps below to save connection properties in the driver alias.

  1. Click Windows -> View Aliases.
  2. In the pane that lists the aliases, click the plus icon.
  3. In the Add Alias wizard that opens, the following fields are required for the JDBC driver:

    • Name: Enter a name for the alias; for example, CData PowerShell Source.
    • Driver: Select the CData JDBC Driver for PowerShell.
    • URL: Enter jdbc:powershell:
  4. If you want to define any additional properties, click Properties.
  5. In the Driver properties tab of the dialog that appears, select the Use driver properties checkbox.
  6. In the Specify column, select the checkboxes for the required connection properties.

    The ScriptLocation, under the Data section, must be set to a valid script location.

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:powershell:ScriptLocation='%Public%\Documents\CData PowerShell Scripts';ExecuteQuery=True;
  7. In the dialog that appears after you click OK, click connect to test the connection.

Discover Schemas and Query PowerShell Scripts

After the metadata has loaded, a new tab for the PowerShell data source is displayed. On the Objects subtab, you can discover schema information, such as the available tables and views.

To view table data, select the table on the Objects tab. The table data is then loaded in a grid on the Content tab.

To execute an SQL query, enter the query on the SQL tab and then click Run SQL (the runner icon). For example:

SELECT ProcessName, CPU FROM Process