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Pipe Twilio Data to CSV in PowerShell

Use standard PowerShell cmdlets to access Twilio tables.

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

Creating a Connection to Your Twilio Data

Use the AccountSid and AuthToken connection properties to access data from your account. You obtain your live credentials on your Twilio account dashboard. Click Account -> Account Settings to obtain your test credentials.

$conn = Connect-Twilio  -AccountSid "$AccountSid" -AuthToken "$AuthToken"

Selecting Data

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

Select-Twilio -Connection $conn -Table Calls | Select -Property * -ExcludeProperty Connection,Table,Columns | Export-Csv -Path c:\myCallsData.csv -NoTypeInformation

You will notice that we piped the results from Select-Twilio 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-Twilio -Connection $conn -Table Calls -Where "StartTime = 1/1/2016" | Remove-Twilio

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

Import-Csv -Path C:\MyCallsUpdates.csv | %{
  $record = Select-Twilio -Connection $Twilio -Table Calls -Where ("Sid = `'"+$_.Sid+"`'")
  if($record){
    Update-Twilio -Connection $twilio -Table Calls -Columns ("To","Duration") -Values ($_.To, $_.Duration) -Where ("Sid = `'"+$_.Sid+"`'")
  }else{
    Add-Twilio -Connection $twilio -Table Calls -Columns ("To","Duration") -Values ($_.To, $_.Duration)
  }
}

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!