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An easy-to-use set of PowerShell Cmdlets offering real-time access to Zoho Inventory. The Cmdlets allow users to easily read, write, update, and delete live data - just like working with SQL server.

PowerShell Scripting to Replicate Zoho Inventory Data to MySQL

Write a simple PowerShell script to replicate Zoho Inventory data to a MySQL database.

The CData Cmdlets for Zoho Inventory offer live access to Zoho Inventory 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 Zoho Inventory and the CData Cmdlets for MySQL in PowerShell to replicate Zoho Inventory data to a MySQL database.

After obtaining the needed connection properties, accessing Zoho Inventory data in PowerShell and preparing for replication consists of four basic steps.

In order to connect to Zoho Inventory, set the following connection properties:

  • OrganizationId: set this to the ID associated with your specific Zoho Inventory organization
  • InitiateOAuth: set the to "GETANDREFRESH"
  • AccountsServer (Optional): set this full Account Server URL (only when manually refreshing the OAuth token)

The connectors use OAuth to authenticate with Zoho Inventory. For more information, refer to the Getting Started section of the Help documentation.

Collecting Zoho Inventory Data

  1. Install the module:

    Install-Module ZohoInventoryCmdlets
  2. Connect to Zoho Inventory:

    $zohoinventory = Connect-ZohoInventory -OrganizationId $OrganizationId -AccountsServer $AccountsServer
  3. Retrieve the data from a specific resource:

    $data = Select-ZohoInventory -Connection $zohoinventory -Table "Contacts"

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

    $data = Invoke-ZohoInventory -Connection $zohoinventory -Query 'SELECT * FROM Contacts WHERE FirstName = @FirstName' -Params @{'@FirstName'='Katherine'}
  4. Save a list of the column names from the returned data.

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

Inserting Zoho Inventory 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 Zoho Inventory 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 Zoho Inventory resource (Contacts) and to exist in the database.

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

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


  • Once you have connected to Zoho Inventory and MySQL in PowerShell, you can pipe command results to perform the replication in a single line:

    Select-ZohoInventory -Connection $zohoinventory -Table "Contacts" | % { $row = $_ $values = @() $columns | % { $col = $_ $values += $row.$($col) } Add-MySQL -Connection $mysql -Table "Contacts" -Columns $columns -Values $values }
  • If you wish to replicate the Zoho Inventory 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-ZohoInventory 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')}