Updating access spreadsheet
The database technology that holds the most corporate data is Excel. If I pipe the $dt Product variable to Get-Member, it shows me the methods and properties, allowing me to see the data types of each of the columns returned.While it's not relational, the definition of database is "a comprehensive collection of related data organized for convenient access, generally in a computer." Business people who need to make decisions do so based on data they most often find in an Excel spreadsheet. While I generally recommend using something like SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) to create a report, and then export that report to Excel, there are needs which make this method problematic. For ease in readability, I'll set a variable to contain the cells of the worksheet, and also initialize row and column variables for navigation as I populate the worksheet.
A relational database management system (RDMS) standardizes the way data is stored and processed.
We'll also pipe the Worksheets collection from the workbook to a Where-Object cmdlet, selecting just the one where the name is 'Play.' $Path = 'c:\Work\Power Shell Play Time.xlsx' # Open the Excel document and pull in the 'Play' worksheet $Excel = New-Object -Com Excel. I pipe the output to Out-Null, because the method is chatty, and will return 'True' when it completes. NET, I don't have to ensure the module is loaded before running my query. # Connect to the target SQL Server and run the query to refresh data $cstr = "Server=My Server; Database=Northwind; User ID=sa;[email protected]" $cn = new-object