Automate Smartsheet Integration Tasks from PowerShell

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Easy-to-use Smartsheet client enables .NET-based applications to easily consume Smartsheet Sheets, Contacts, Folders, Groups, Users, etc.

Are you in search of a quick and easy way to access Smartsheet data from PowerShell? This article demonstrates how to utilize the Smartsheet Cmdlets and the CData ADO.NET Provider for Smartsheet for tasks like connecting to Smartsheet data, automating operations, downloading data, and more.

The CData Cmdlets for Smartsheet are standard PowerShell cmdlets that make it easy to accomplish data cleansing, normalization, backup, and other integration tasks by enabling real-time and bidirectional access to Smartsheet.

PowerShell Cmdlets or ADO.NET Driver?

The Cmdlets are not only a PowerShell interface to Smartsheet, but also an SQL interface; this tutorial shows how to use both to create, retrieve, update, and delete Smartsheet data. We also show examples of the ADO.NET equivalent, which is possible with the CData ADO.NET Provider for Smartsheet. To access Smartsheet data from other .NET applications, like LINQPad, use the CData ADO.NET Provider for Smartsheet.

Once you have acquired the necessary connection properties, accessing Smartsheet data in PowerShell can be enabled in three steps.

Smartsheet uses the OAuth authentication standard. To authenticate using OAuth, you will need to register an app to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL connection properties.

However, for testing purposes you can instead use the Personal Access Token you get when you create an application; set this to the OAuthAccessToken connection property.


  1. Install the module:

    Install-Module SmartsheetCmdlets
  2. Connect:

    $smartsheet = Connect-Smartsheet -OAuthClientId "$OAuthClientId" -OAuthClientSecret "$OAuthClientSecret" -CallbackURL "$CallbackURL"
  3. Search for and retrieve data:

    $assigned = "Ana Trujilo" $sheet_event_plan_budget = Select-Smartsheet -Connection $smartsheet -Table "Sheet_Event_Plan_Budget" -Where "Assigned = `'$Assigned`'" $sheet_event_plan_budget

    You can also use the Invoke-Smartsheet cmdlet to execute SQL commands:

    $sheet_event_plan_budget = Invoke-Smartsheet -Connection $smartsheet -Query 'SELECT * FROM Sheet_Event_Plan_Budget WHERE Assigned = @Assigned' -Params @{'@Assigned'='Ana Trujilo'}


  1. Load the provider's assembly:

    [Reflection.Assembly]::LoadFile("C:\Program Files\CData\CData ADO.NET Provider for Smartsheet\lib\System.Data.CData.Smartsheet.dll")
  2. Connect to Smartsheet:

    $conn= New-Object System.Data.CData.Smartsheet.SmartsheetConnection("OAuthClientId=MyOauthClientId;OAuthClientSecret=MyOAuthClientSecret;CallbackURL=http://localhost:33333;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH") $conn.Open()
  3. Instantiate the SmartsheetDataAdapter, execute an SQL query, and output the results:

    $sql="SELECT TaskName, Progress from Sheet_Event_Plan_Budget" $da= New-Object System.Data.CData.Smartsheet.SmartsheetDataAdapter($sql, $conn) $dt= New-Object System.Data.DataTable $da.Fill($dt) $dt.Rows | foreach { Write-Host $_.taskname $_.progress }

Update Smartsheet Data


Update-Smartsheet -Connection $Smartsheet -Columns @('TaskName','Progress') -Values @('MyTaskName', 'MyProgress') -Table Sheet_Event_Plan_Budget -Id "MyId"


$cmd = New-Object System.Data.CData.Smartsheet.SmartsheetCommand("UPDATE Sheet_Event_Plan_Budget SET Assigned='Ana Trujilo' WHERE Id = @myId", $conn) $cmd.Parameters.Add(new System.Data.CData.Smartsheet.SmartsheetParameter("@myId","10456255-0015501366")) $cmd.ExecuteNonQuery()

Insert Smartsheet Data


Add-Smartsheet -Connection $Smartsheet -Table Sheet_Event_Plan_Budget -Columns @("TaskName", "Progress") -Values @("MyTaskName", "MyProgress")


$cmd = New-Object System.Data.CData.Smartsheet.SmartsheetCommand("INSERT INTO Sheet_Event_Plan_Budget (Assigned) VALUES (@myAssigned)", $conn) $cmd.Parameters.Add(new System.Data.CData.Smartsheet.SmartsheetParameter("@myAssigned","Ana Trujilo")) $cmd.ExecuteNonQuery()

Delete Smartsheet Data


Remove-Smartsheet -Connection $Smartsheet -Table "Sheet_Event_Plan_Budget" -Id "MyId"


$cmd = New-Object System.Data.CData.Smartsheet.SmartsheetCommand("DELETE FROM Sheet_Event_Plan_Budget WHERE Id=@myId", $conn) $cmd.Parameters.Add(new System.Data.CData.Smartsheet.SmartsheetParameter("@myId","001d000000YBRseAAH")) $cmd.ExecuteNonQuery()