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Pipe QuickBase Data to CSV in PowerShell

Use standard PowerShell cmdlets to access QuickBase tables.

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

Creating a Connection to Your QuickBase Data

User Authentication Method

To authenticate with user credentials, specify the following connection properties:

  1. Set the User and Password.
  2. If your application requires an ApplicationToken;, you must provide it otherwise an error will be thrown. You can find the ApplicationToken under SpecificApp > Settings > App management > App properties > Advanced settings > Security options > Manage Application Token.

User Token Authentication

To authenticate with a user token, specify the following connection properties:

  1. Set UserToken and you are ready to connect. You can find the UserToken under Quick Base > My Preferences > My User Information > Manage User Tokens.

$conn = Connect-QuickBase  -User "$User" -Password "$Password" -Domain "$Domain" -ApplicationToken "$ApplicationToken"

Selecting Data

Follow the steps below to retrieve data from the SampleTable_1 table and pipe the result into to a CSV file:

Select-QuickBase -Connection $conn -Table SampleTable_1 | Select -Property * -ExcludeProperty Connection,Table,Columns | Export-Csv -Path c:\mySampleTable_1Data.csv -NoTypeInformation

You will notice that we piped the results from Select-QuickBase 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-QuickBase -Connection $conn -Table SampleTable_1 -Where "Column2 = 100" | Remove-QuickBase

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 QuickBase, checking first whether a record already exists and needs to be updated instead of inserted.

Import-Csv -Path C:\MySampleTable_1Updates.csv | %{
  $record = Select-QuickBase -Connection $QuickBase -Table SampleTable_1 -Where ("Id = `'"+$_.Id+"`'")
  if($record){
    Update-QuickBase -Connection $quickbase -Table SampleTable_1 -Columns ("Id","Column1") -Values ($_.Id, $_.Column1) -Where ("Id = `'"+$_.Id+"`'")
  }else{
    Add-QuickBase -Connection $quickbase -Table SampleTable_1 -Columns ("Id","Column1") -Values ($_.Id, $_.Column1)
  }
}

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!