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Querying SQL (SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSql, SQLite, & mySql) the PowerShell way: simple commands... powerful opportunities.

SimplySql is a module that provides an intuitive set of cmdlets for talking to databases that abstracts the vendor specifics, allowing you to focus on getting work done.

The basic pattern is to connect to a database, invoke one or more sql statements and then close your database connection. This module provides cmdlets that map to this basic pattern. Each Provider has its own 'Open-*Connection' cmdlet, but the remaining cmdlets are provider agnostic (MSSQL: Open-SqlConnection, Oracle: Open-OracleConnection, SQLite: Open-SQLiteConnection, etc). You can have multiple connections open, just distinguish them through the use of the -ConnectionName parameter on every command (if no ConnectionName is specified, it defaults to 'default').

    Open-*Connection -DataSource "SomeServer" -InitialCatalog "SomeDB"
    $data = Invoke-SqlQuery -query "SELECT * FROM someTable"

    #or using parameters
    $data = Invoke-SqlQuery -query "SELECT * FROM someTable WHERE someCol = @var" -Parameters @{var = 'a value'}

See the Wiki for more details


It has been released to PowerShellGallery. Installation is as simple as

Install-Module SimplySql -Scope CurrentUser

This module requires PowerShell Version 5.0 or greater

Latest Version


  • added support for .Net Framework 4.6.1 (included library 'DataReaderToPSObject' is compiled against .Net Standard 2.0 which requires shims on .Net 4.6.1). (@jantari)


  • added support for Azure Token authentication to SQL Server


  • Updated DataReaderToObject.dll (@ili101)
  • Added -TrustServerCertificate to Open-PostgreConnection (@ili101)
  • Added -ProviderTypes to Invoke-SqlQuery (@ili1010)


  • Fixed issue with Open-OracleConnection help (@PaulWalkerUK)
  • Added -AsDataTable to Open-SqlQuery (@ili101)
  • Added -TrustSSL to Open-PostGreConnection, allowing for self-signed certificates (@ili101)
  • Updated -ConnectionName parameter on all cmdlets to no longer allow null or empty strings.
  • Added better handling around SqlTransactions when an error is thrown (for SQL Server this happens when the server takes longer than the connectionTimeout, however the transaction action (COMMIT or ROLLBACK) still goes through properly).
  • Added default value ("postgres") to -Database for Open-PostGreConnection.
  • Added -DBAPrivilege to Open-OracleConnection to allow connecting as SYSOPER or SYSDBA.


  • Fixed issue with loading the Geometry npgsql extension (Npgsql.NetTopologySuite) when database in connection string did not have PostGIS installed.
  • Automatically load geometry npgsql extension on database switch and on re-opening the connection (if current database has PostGIS installed).


  • Fixed issue with Geometry not being supported in PostGre provider.


  • Fixed issue with OracleProvider -- binding by position rather than by parameter name. (@Abrechnung1)


  • Updated tests for Pester v4
  • Fixed issue with transactions for MSSQL.
  • Fixed issue with Show-SqlConnection -all | Close-SqlConnection when there are no open connections.
  • Updated MySql Provider to 8.0.12, added parameter for SSLmode
  • Updated SQLite provider to
  • Updated Oracle provider to 18.3 (added support for oracleCredential)
  • Updated PostGre provider (npgsql) to 4.0.2

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