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Add a column to an Access Table

Now we have created our Table we can start adding columns 001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008 009 010 011 012 013 014 015 016 017 018 019 020 021 022 023 024 025 026 027 028 029 030 031 032 033 034 035 036 037 038 039 040 041 042 043 044 045 046 047 048 049...

New Access Table

I have already presented a function to create a new access table but I wasn’t very happy with it because we had to supply the full table creation SQL script. I have altered that function so it creates an empty table. We can then use the Add-AccessColumn...

Access Bulk Load data

We have already seen how to load individual records into an Access Table.  Sometime we require the ability to add multiple records.  We can easily adapt the way we use our Add-AccessRecord function to accommodate a bulk load scenario. Lets create...

Working with Access dates

Following on from the previous post about updating records one data type that will be a little awkward to work with is dates. If you use a US locale or any other that uses a date format of Month/Day/Year you can more or less ignore this because your standard...

Updating Access data

The last of of our data manipulation tasks is to update the data – we have already seen how to create, read and delete. 001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008 009 010 011 012 013 function   Set-AccessData   { [ CmdletBinding ( SupportsShouldProcess...

Testing Connection to Access database

Many of the functions we have created so far have taken a connection to an Access database as a parameter.  At the time we pass in the connection we don’t actually know if the connection is open. Test-AccessConnection can be used to test the connection...

Removing Access Records

So far we have seen how to add data to a table in an access database – now we want to delete some records.  This is an action that can cause problems especially if we get the wrong records – ideally we want to a mechanism to check what we are doing...

Add Access Record Pt III – parameter sets

Last time we added the option of inputting the table and values to our function but we needed a way to discriminate between that and using a full SQL statement.  We can achieve this by dividing the parameters into parameter sets NOTE – This is a...

Export Access data to csv file

We already have all the functionality we need to achieve this. Import-Module accessfunctions $db = Open-AccessDatabase -name test03.mdb -path c:\test Get-AccessData -sql "select * from test1" -connection $db | Export-Csv -Path c:\test\test1...

Reading Access records

Reading data from an Access database is similar to the functionality we have already seen. 001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008 009 010 011 012 013 014 015 016 017 function   Get-AccessData   { param   (     [string] $sql ,    ...

Add Access Record PtII

We have seen how to add a record to an Access table by passing in the whole SQL string.  This is OK when we want to add a single record or possibly not fill all fields in a row. 001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008 009 010 011 012 function   Add...

Add Access record

We’ve seen how to create a database and a table. Now we need to know how to add a record to that table. 001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008 function   Add-AccessRecord   { param   (     [string] $sql ,     [System...

Adding a Table to an Access database

  After reviewing the function I produced in the last post I realised i had made it over complicated.  I’m working with Office 2010 and 2007 predominantly so I should have the 2007 format as my default.  If I do that and change the switch...

Creating an Access database

I’ve blogged a bit about using SQL Server with PowerShell, and using Word and Excel through PowerShell.  I realised that I hadn’t seen much about using Access. Access is part of the Office suite and is present on many desktops. It forms a handy data...