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PowerShell Scripting to Replicate SAP Business One DI Data to MySQL

Write a simple PowerShell script to replicate SAP Business One DI data to a MySQL database.

The CData Cmdlets for SAP Business One DI offer live access to SAP Business One DI data from within PowerShell. Using PowerShell scripts, you can easily automate regular tasks like data replication. This article will walk through using the CData Cmdlets for SAP Business One DI and the CData Cmdlets for MySQL in PowerShell to replicate SAP Business One DI data to a MySQL database.

After obtaining the needed connection properties, accessing SAP Business One DI data in PowerShell and preparing for replication consists of four basic steps.

To connect to SAP Business One DI data, specify the following connection properties:

  • DBServerType: The type of server being connected to.
  • Server: The name or IP address of the Business One DI server to connect to.
  • CompanyDB: The company to connect to.
  • User: The username used when connecting to the LicenseServer.
  • Password: The password used when connecting to the LicenseServer.
  • LicenseServer (optional): Set this if your License Server is different from the Server.
  • UseTrusted (optional): Set to TRUE to connect using Windows credentials.

Collecting SAP Business One DI Data

  1. Install the module:

    Install-Module SAPBusinessOneDICmdlets
  2. Connect to SAP Business One DI:

    $sapbusinessonedi = Connect-SAPBusinessOneDI -Server $Server -DBServerType $DBServerType -CompanyDB $CompanyDB -User $User -Password $Password
  3. Retrieve the data from a specific resource:

    $data = Select-SAPBusinessOneDI -Connection $sapbusinessonedi -Table "OACT"

    You can also use the Invoke-SAPBusinessOneDI cmdlet to execute pure SQL-92 statements:

    $data = Invoke-SAPBusinessOneDI -Connection $sapbusinessonedi -Query 'SELECT * FROM OACT WHERE AcctName = @AcctName' -Params @{'@AcctName'='account_name'}
  4. Save a list of the column names from the returned data.

    $columns = ($data | Get-Member -MemberType NoteProperty | Select-Object -Property Name).Name

Inserting SAP Business One DI Data into the MySQL Database

With the data and column names collected, you are ready to replicate the data into a MySQL database.

  1. Install the module:

    Install-Module MySQLCmdlets
  2. Connect to MySQL, using the server address and port of the MySQL server, valid user credentials, and a specific database with the table in which the data will be replicated:

    $mysql = Connect-MySQL -User $User -Password $Password -Database $Database -Server $Server -Port $Port
  3. Loop through the SAP Business One DI data, store the values, and use the Add-MySQL cmdlet to insert the data into the MySQL database, one row at a time. In this example, the table will need to have the same name as the SAP Business One DI resource (OACT) and to exist in the database.

    $data | % { $row = $_ $values = @() $columns | % { $col = $_ $values += $row.$($col) } Add-MySQL -Connection $mysql -Table "OACT" -Columns $columns -Values $values }

You have now replicated your SAP Business One DI data to a MySQL database. This gives you freedom to work with SAP Business One DI data in the same way that you work with other MySQL tables, whether that is performing analytics, building reports, or other business functions.

Notes

  • Once you have connected to SAP Business One DI and MySQL in PowerShell, you can pipe command results to perform the replication in a single line:

    Select-SAPBusinessOneDI -Connection $sapbusinessonedi -Table "OACT" | % { $row = $_ $values = @() $columns | % { $col = $_ $values += $row.$($col) } Add-MySQL -Connection $mysql -Table "OACT" -Columns $columns -Values $values }
  • If you wish to replicate the SAP Business One DI data to another database using another PowerShell module, you will want to exclude the Columns, Connection, and Table columns from the data returned by the Select-SAPBusinessOneDI cmdlet since those columns are used to help pipe data from one CData cmdlet to another:

    $columns = ($data | Get-Member -MemberType NoteProperty | Select-Object -Property Name).Name | ? {$_ -NotIn @('Columns','Connection','Table')}