Pipe Snapchat Ads Data to CSV in PowerShell

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Snapchat Ads Data Cmdlets

An easy-to-use set of PowerShell Cmdlets offering real-time access to Snapchat Ads. 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 Snapchat Ads tables.

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

Creating a Connection to Your Snapchat Ads Data

You will need to create an OAuth application to connect to Snapchat Ads. See the online Help documentation for an authentication guide.

Additionally, you can optionally set AccountId to provide a default Account ID (meaning it won't need to be manually provided in the WHERE clause). If the AccountId is not specified, the first account in the Accounts view is used.

$conn = Connect-SnapchatAds 

Selecting Data

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

Select-SnapchatAds -Connection $conn -Table Campaigns | Select -Property * -ExcludeProperty Connection,Table,Columns | Export-Csv -Path c:\myCampaignsData.csv -NoTypeInformation

You will notice that we piped the results from Select-SnapchatAds 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-SnapchatAds -Connection $conn -Table Campaigns -Where "Id = 123" | Remove-SnapchatAds

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

Import-Csv -Path C:\MyCampaignsUpdates.csv | %{
  $record = Select-SnapchatAds -Connection $SnapchatAds -Table Campaigns -Where ("Id = `'"+$_.Id+"`'")
    Update-SnapchatAds -Connection $snapchatads -Table Campaigns -Columns ("AccountId","Name") -Values ($_.AccountId, $_.Name) -Where ("Id = `'"+$_.Id+"`'")
    Add-SnapchatAds -Connection $snapchatads -Table Campaigns -Columns ("AccountId","Name") -Values ($_.AccountId, $_.Name)

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!