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Export calendar Items to a CSV file using EWS and Powershell

Somebody asked about this last week and while I have a lot of EWS scripts that do access the Calendar I didn't have a simple example that just exported a list of the Calendar events with relevant information to a CSV file so here it is.

I've talked on this one before in this howto  but when you query the calendar folder using EWS you need to use a CalendarView which will expand any recurring appointments in a calendar. There are some limits when you use a calendarview in that you can only return a maximum of 2 years of appointments at a time and paging will limit the max number of items to 1000 per call. So if you have a calendar with a very large number of appointments you need to break your query into small date time blocks. In this example script I'm just grabbing the next 7 days of appointments if you want to query a longer period you need to adjust the following lines (keeping in mind what I just mentioned)

#Define Date to Query
$StartDate = (Get-Date)
$EndDate = (Get-Date).AddDays(7) 

The AppointmentState value being reporting on is this property I've put some code in that converts the Bitwise value back to its Enumeration Flags value (or values) so it makes it more readable.

With the Attendees I've also include the acceptance status if this is stored, note the acceptance status of all the attendees and resources will only be available on the Organizer copy of an appointment (which will be stored in the Organizers calendar).  The script produces a CSV that looks like



I've put a download of the script here the code itself looks like

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## Get the Mailbox to Access from the 1st commandline argument

$MailboxName = $args[0]

## Load Managed API dll  
###CHECK FOR EWS MANAGED API, IF PRESENT IMPORT THE HIGHEST VERSION EWS DLL, ELSE EXIT
$EWSDLL = (($(Get-ItemProperty -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue -Path Registry::$(Get-ChildItem -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue -Path 'Registry::HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Exchange\Web Services'|Sort-Object Name -Descending| Select-Object -First 1 -ExpandProperty Name)).'Install Directory') + "Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.dll")
if (Test-Path $EWSDLL)
    {
    Import-Module $EWSDLL
    }
else
    {
    "$(get-date -format yyyyMMddHHmmss):"
    "This script requires the EWS Managed API 1.2 or later."
    "Please download and install the current version of the EWS Managed API from"
    "http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=255472"
    ""
    "Exiting Script."
    exit
    } 
  
## Set Exchange Version  
$ExchangeVersion = [Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.ExchangeVersion]::Exchange2010_SP1  
  
## Create Exchange Service Object  
$service = New-Object Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.ExchangeService($ExchangeVersion)  
  
## Set Credentials to use two options are availible Option1 to use explict credentials or Option 2 use the Default (logged On) credentials  
  
#Credentials Option 1 using UPN for the windows Account  
$psCred = Get-Credential  
$creds = New-Object System.Net.NetworkCredential($psCred.UserName.ToString(),$psCred.GetNetworkCredential().password.ToString())  
$service.Credentials = $creds      
#Credentials Option 2  
#service.UseDefaultCredentials = $true  
  
## Choose to ignore any SSL Warning issues caused by Self Signed Certificates  
  
## Code From http://poshcode.org/624
## Create a compilation environment
$Provider=New-Object Microsoft.CSharp.CSharpCodeProvider
$Compiler=$Provider.CreateCompiler()
$Params=New-Object System.CodeDom.Compiler.CompilerParameters
$Params.GenerateExecutable=$False
$Params.GenerateInMemory=$True
$Params.IncludeDebugInformation=$False
$Params.ReferencedAssemblies.Add("System.DLL") | Out-Null

$TASource=@'
  namespace Local.ToolkitExtensions.Net.CertificatePolicy{
    public class TrustAll : System.Net.ICertificatePolicy {
      public TrustAll() { 
      }
      public bool CheckValidationResult(System.Net.ServicePoint sp,
        System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509Certificate cert, 
        System.Net.WebRequest req, int problem) {
        return true;
      }
    }
  }
'@ 
$TAResults=$Provider.CompileAssemblyFromSource($Params,$TASource)
$TAAssembly=$TAResults.CompiledAssembly

## We now create an instance of the TrustAll and attach it to the ServicePointManager
$TrustAll=$TAAssembly.CreateInstance("Local.ToolkitExtensions.Net.CertificatePolicy.TrustAll")
[System.Net.ServicePointManager]::CertificatePolicy=$TrustAll

## end code from http://poshcode.org/624
  
## Set the URL of the CAS (Client Access Server) to use two options are availbe to use Autodiscover to find the CAS URL or Hardcode the CAS to use  
  
#CAS URL Option 1 Autodiscover  
$service.AutodiscoverUrl($MailboxName,{$true})  
"Using CAS Server : " + $Service.url   
   
#CAS URL Option 2 Hardcoded  
  
#$uri=[system.URI] "https://casservername/ews/exchange.asmx"  
#$service.Url = $uri    
  
## Optional section for Exchange Impersonation  
  
#$service.ImpersonatedUserId = new-object Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.ImpersonatedUserId([Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.ConnectingIdType]::SmtpAddress, $MailboxName) 

# Bind to the Calendar Folder
$folderid= new-object Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.FolderId([Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.WellKnownFolderName]::Calendar,$MailboxName)   
$Calendar = [Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.Folder]::Bind($service,$folderid)
$Recurring = new-object Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.ExtendedPropertyDefinition([Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.DefaultExtendedPropertySet]::Appointment, 0x8223,[Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.MapiPropertyType]::Boolean); 
$psPropset= new-object Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.PropertySet([Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.BasePropertySet]::FirstClassProperties)  
$psPropset.Add($Recurring)
$psPropset.RequestedBodyType = [Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.BodyType]::Text;

$AppointmentState = @{0 = "None" ; 1 = "Meeting" ; 2 = "Received" ;4 = "Canceled" ; }

#Define Date to Query 
$StartDate = (Get-Date)
$EndDate = (Get-Date).AddDays(7)  

$RptCollection = @()

  
#Define the calendar view  
$CalendarView = New-Object Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.CalendarView($StartDate,$EndDate,1000)    
$fiItems = $service.FindAppointments($Calendar.Id,$CalendarView)
if($fiItems.Items.Count -gt 0){
 $type = ("System.Collections.Generic.List"+'`'+"1") -as "Type"
 $type = $type.MakeGenericType("Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.Item" -as "Type")
 $ItemColl = [Activator]::CreateInstance($type)
 foreach($Item in $fiItems.Items){
  $ItemColl.Add($Item)
 } 
 [Void]$service.LoadPropertiesForItems($ItemColl,$psPropset)  
}
foreach($Item in $fiItems.Items){      
 $rptObj = "" | Select StartTime,EndTime,Duration,Type,Subject,Location,Organizer,Attendees,Resources,AppointmentState,Notes,HasAttachments,IsReminderSet,ReminderDueBy
 $rptObj.StartTime = $Item.Start  
 $rptObj.EndTime = $Item.End  
 $rptObj.Duration = $Item.Duration
 $rptObj.Subject  = $Item.Subject   
 $rptObj.Type = $Item.AppointmentType
 $rptObj.Location = $Item.Location
 $rptObj.Organizer = $Item.Organizer.Address
 $rptObj.HasAttachments = $Item.HasAttachments
 $rptObj.IsReminderSet = $Item.IsReminderSet
 $rptObj.ReminderDueBy = $Item.ReminderDueBy
 $aptStat = "";
 $AppointmentState.Keys | where { $_ -band $Item.AppointmentState } | foreach { $aptStat += $AppointmentState.Get_Item($_) + " "}
 $rptObj.AppointmentState = $aptStat 
 $RptCollection += $rptObj
    foreach($attendee in $Item.RequiredAttendees){
  $atn = $attendee.Address + " Required "  
  if($attendee.ResponseType -ne $null){
   $atn += $attendee.ResponseType.ToString() + "; "
  }
  else{
   $atn += "; "
  }
  $rptObj.Attendees += $atn
 }
 foreach($attendee in $Item.OptionalAttendees){
  $atn = $attendee.Address + " Optional "  
  if($attendee.ResponseType -ne $null){
   $atn += $attendee.ResponseType.ToString() + "; "
  }
  else{
   $atn += "; "
  }
  $rptObj.Attendees += $atn
 }
 foreach($attendee in $Item.Resources){
  $atn = $attendee.Address + " Resource "  
  if($attendee.ResponseType -ne $null){
   $atn += $attendee.ResponseType.ToString() + "; "
  }
  else{
   $atn += "; "
  }
  $rptObj.Resources += $atn
 }
 $rptObj.Notes = $Item.Body.Text
 "Start    : " + $Item.Start  
    "Subject     : " + $Item.Subject 
 
}   
$RptCollection | Export-Csv -NoTypeInformation -Path "c:\temp\$MailboxName-CalendarCSV.csv"

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