IMPORTANT: Version 6.6 of Elasticsearch has passed its maintenance date.
This documentation is no longer being updated. For the latest information, see the current release documentation.
This functionality is experimental and may be changed or removed completely in a future release. Elastic will take a best effort approach to fix any issues, but experimental features are not subject to the support SLA of official GA features.
PowerShell is a task-based command-line shell and scripting language built on .NET.
PowerShell is available on all recent Windows Desktop OSes. It also has embedded ODBC support, thus offering a quick and accessible way to connect to Elasticsearch.
While putting the following instructions into a script file is not an absolute requirement, doing so will make it easier to extend and
reuse. The following instructions exemplify how to execute a simple SELECT query from an existing index in your Elasticsearch instance, using a DSN
configured in advance. Open a new file,
select.ps1, and place the following instructions in it:
$connectstring = "DSN=Local Elasticsearch;" $sql = "SELECT * FROM library" $conn = New-Object System.Data.Odbc.OdbcConnection($connectstring) $conn.open() $cmd = New-Object system.Data.Odbc.OdbcCommand($sql,$conn) $da = New-Object system.Data.Odbc.OdbcDataAdapter($cmd) $dt = New-Object system.Data.datatable $null = $da.fill($dt) $conn.close() $dt
Now open a PowerShell shell and simply execute the script: