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Reading a Remote CSV

Posted by ivang

Create a script called ImportCsvWeb.ps1 with the following:

$url = $args[0]
$tempFile = [System.IO.Path]::GetTempFileName()
$webClient = new-object System.Net.WebClient
$data = import-csv $tempFile

Invoke it in a powershell session (or script) as follows:

.\importcsvweb.ps1 "http://<your csv file URL>" | out-chart -values <ValueColumns> -label <LabelColumn>

Note that in this case we let importcsvweb return the data without any "casting" to allow reuse of this script with multiple CSV files. You tell the out-chart cmdlet which fields should be plotted through the -values parameter (which must contain only numbers).


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