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Pipe WooCommerce Data to CSV in PowerShell

Use standard PowerShell cmdlets to access WooCommerce tables.

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

Creating a Connection to Your WooCommerce Data

WooCommerce supports the following authentication methods: one-legged OAuth1.0 Authentication and standard OAuth2.0 Authentication.

Connecting using one-legged OAuth 1.0 Authentication

Specify the following properties (NOTE: the below credentials are generated from &service; settings page and should not be confused with the credentials generated by using WordPress OAuth2.0 plugin):

  • ConsumerKey
  • ConsumerSecret

Connecting using WordPress OAuth 2.0 Authentication

After having configured the plugin, you may connect to WooCommerce by providing the following connection properties:

  • OAuthClientId
  • OAuthClientSecret
  • CallbackURL
  • InitiateOAuth - Set this to either GETANDREFRESH or REFRESH

In either case, you will need to set the Url property to the URL of the WooCommerce instance.

$conn = Connect-WooCommerce  -Url "$Url" -ConsumerKey "$ConsumerKey" -ConsumerSecret "$ConsumerSecret"

Selecting Data

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

Select-WooCommerce -Connection $conn -Table Orders | Select -Property * -ExcludeProperty Connection,Table,Columns | Export-Csv -Path c:\myOrdersData.csv -NoTypeInformation

You will notice that we piped the results from Select-WooCommerce 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-WooCommerce -Connection $conn -Table Orders -Where "ParentId = 3" | Remove-WooCommerce

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

Import-Csv -Path C:\MyOrdersUpdates.csv | %{
  $record = Select-WooCommerce -Connection $WooCommerce -Table Orders -Where ("Id = `'"+$_.Id+"`'")
  if($record){
    Update-WooCommerce -Connection $woocommerce -Table Orders -Columns ("ParentId","Total") -Values ($_.ParentId, $_.Total) -Where ("Id = `'"+$_.Id+"`'")
  }else{
    Add-WooCommerce -Connection $woocommerce -Table Orders -Columns ("ParentId","Total") -Values ($_.ParentId, $_.Total)
  }
}

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!