Matthew Reynolds [MSFT, but not powershell team]

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      19 comments  ·  PowerShell » PowerShell Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      After much discussion with Aaron Nelson and Chrissy LeMaire, and thanks to the enormous amount of support for this item, we’ve recognized that this is something we need to accomplish, one way or another.

      We don’t want to offer an ETA on this as the work is not well understood by our team yet, and no one currently has immediate bandwidth on starting that investigation. But I want to stress the fact that is an important ask that we’re taking seriously as a priority.

      In the meantime, it would be immensely useful if someone with expertise in the DataTable space could submit an RFC (basically a brief spec) to our PowerShell-RFC repository on GitHub. That way, we can have a discussion about what the design of a ConvertTo-DataTable cmdlet might look like before we dive in on an implementation. The process for doing so is located here: https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell-RFC/blob/master/RFC0000-RFC-Process.md#draft

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      Matthew Reynolds [MSFT, but not powershell team] commented  · 

      Adding flavor to the conversation.... You can use ORMs like EntityFramework to work with database data in an object-y, scalable (depending on usage) way. I love doing this in PowerShell.
      This makes me wonder how folks are using DataTable. Are people using it as a sort of ORM? Are they using it because of the query/sort/group semantics, something else?
      I feel like if we understood the scenarios more it would be easier to scope this.

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