Tagged: Cmdlet

SQL in Powershell without cmdlets

I am currently playing around with ConfigMgr 2012 cmdlets… and they only run in X86 (*doh*).

Anyway, I need to query a database with information about some collections and other stuff I need to create… and running SQL Server cmdlets in X86 doesn’t work.

So to get this to work I found a Powershell function that uses SqlClient from .NET instead… I rewrote the function a bit and here is the result:

Function Run-SqlQuery {
	PARAM(
		[string] $Server = ".",
		[string] $Database = "master",
		[string] $Query,
		[Int32]  $QueryTimeout=60
	)
	$sqlConnection = New-Object System.Data.SqlClient.SQLConnection
	$sqlConnection.ConnectionString = "Data Source=$($Server);Initial Catalog=$($Database);Integrated Security=True;"
	$sqlConnection.Open()
	$sqlCommand = New-Object System.Data.SqlClient.SqlCommand($Query,$sqlConnection)
	$sqlCommand.CommandTimeout = $QueryTimeout
	$sqlDataSet = New-Object System.Data.DataSet
	$sqlDataAdapter = New-Object System.Data.SqlClient.SqlDataAdapter($sqlCommand)
	[void]$sqlDataAdapter.fill($sqlDataSet)
	$sqlConnection.Close()

	return $sqlDataSet.Tables[0]
}

Then you can use it like this:

Run-SqlQuery -Query "EXEC SP_HelpDB"
Run-SqlQuery -Query "SELECT Col1, Col2 FROM MyTable" -Database "MyDatabase" -Server "SomeServer" | Format-Table -AutoSize

This can probably be useful if you need to run a SQL command from a box where your’e not sure if you have SQL cmlets or not.