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

PowerShell Scripting to Replicate Zoho Projects Data to MySQL

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

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

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

The connector uses OAuth to authenticate with Zoho Projects. CData Software has already registered an OAuth application with Zoho Project which is embedded and used to authenticate.

If you use the embedded credentials, set the InitiateOAuth connection property to "GETANDREFRESH".

If you would prefer to use your own custom OAuth app, see the Help documentation.

Collecting Zoho Projects Data

  1. Install the module:

    Install-Module ZohoProjectsCmdlets
  2. Connect to Zoho Projects:

    $zohoprojects = Connect-ZohoProjects
  3. Retrieve the data from a specific resource:

    $data = Select-ZohoProjects -Connection $zohoprojects -Table "Portals"

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

    $data = Invoke-ZohoProjects -Connection $zohoprojects -Query 'SELECT * FROM Portals WHERE CrmPartner = @CrmPartner' -Params @{'@CrmPartner'='true'}
  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 Projects 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 Projects 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 Projects resource (Portals) and to exist in the database.

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

You have now replicated your Zoho Projects data to a MySQL database. This gives you freedom to work with Zoho Projects 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 Projects and MySQL in PowerShell, you can pipe command results to perform the replication in a single line:

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