Pipe Reckon Accounts Hosted Data to CSV in PowerShell

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Reckon Accounts Hosted Data Cmdlets

An easy-to-use set of PowerShell Cmdlets offering real-time access to Reckon Accounts Hosted. 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 Reckon Accounts Hosted tables.

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

Creating a Connection to Your Reckon Accounts Hosted Data

The connector makes requests to Reckon Accounts Hosted through OAuth. Specify the following connection properties:

  • SubscriptionKey: Required. You get this value when you created your developer account.
  • CountryVersion: Defaults to 2021.R2.AU.
  • CompanyFile: Required. The path to the company file.
  • User: Required. The username of the company file.
  • Password: Required. The password of the company file.
  • InitiateOAuth: Set this to GETANDREFRESH to let the driver handle access tokens.
  • CallbackURL: The redirectURI of your Custom OAuth App.
  • OAuthClientId: The client id of your Custom OAuth App.
  • OAuthClientSecret: The client secret of your Custom OAuth App.

CData provides an embedded OAuth application that simplifies OAuth desktop authentication. See the Help documentation for information on other OAuth authentication methods (web, headless, etc.), creating custom OAuth applications, and reasons for doing so.

$conn = Connect-ReckonAccountsHosted  -SubscriptionKey "$SubscriptionKey" -CountryVersion "$CountryVersion" -CompanyFile "$CompanyFile" -User "$User" -Password "$Password" -CallbackURL "$CallbackURL" -OAuthClientId "$OAuthClientId" -OAuthClientSecret "$OAuthClientSecret"

Selecting Data

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

Select-ReckonAccountsHosted -Connection $conn -Table Accounts | Select -Property * -ExcludeProperty Connection,Table,Columns | Export-Csv -Path c:\myAccountsData.csv -NoTypeInformation

You will notice that we piped the results from Select-ReckonAccountsHosted 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-ReckonAccountsHosted -Connection $conn -Table Accounts -Where "IsActive = true" | Remove-ReckonAccountsHosted

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

Import-Csv -Path C:\MyAccountsUpdates.csv | %{
  $record = Select-ReckonAccountsHosted -Connection $ReckonAccountsHosted -Table Accounts -Where ("Id = `'"+$_.Id+"`'")
    Update-ReckonAccountsHosted -Connection $reckonaccountshosted -Table Accounts -Columns ("Name","Balance") -Values ($_.Name, $_.Balance) -Where ("Id = `'"+$_.Id+"`'")
    Add-ReckonAccountsHosted -Connection $reckonaccountshosted -Table Accounts -Columns ("Name","Balance") -Values ($_.Name, $_.Balance)

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!