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Powershell convert to CSV formatted file

Powershell convert to CSV formatted file

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Need help on Powershell

I have file with data like this:

++++++++++++++++Input file +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
User Name: Power DBA
Description:
Role: Power DBA
Last Login Date: Jul 1, 2011 4:54:18 PM

User Name: Power User
Description: Admin Team
Role: Power User
Last Login Date: Mar 15, 2011 8:16:19 AM

User Name: guest
Description: Monitoring
Role: Operator
Last Login Date: Dec 14, 2011 3:45:29 PM

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++==

I need to convert this to CSV formatted file using Powershell

+++++++++++++++++++++ file output should like this ++++++++++++++++++
User Name,Description, Role, Last Login Date

Power DBA,, Power DBA, Jul 1, 2011 4:54:18 PM

Power User,Admin Team,Power User, Mar 15, 2011 8:16:19 AM

guest,Monitoring,Operator,Dec 14, 2011 3:45:29 PM

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++=====


Thanks

San

RE: Powershell convert to CSV formatted file

I don't have time to mock it up in full, but you should be able to read in the file (Get-Content), then split it on the blank lines between each group, then split again by line break. Essentially a multi-dimensional array. Then dump to a single array, and Export-Csv to the file.

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RE: Powershell convert to CSV formatted file

Not easy in PS.
I had one of those last week with about 50,000 array members. Dumped to Excel, cell b1=a2 then c1=a3, d1-a4 and so on to get the first row reading right.
Copy columns B onwards from row 1 to the end.
Copy and paste the formulae to values.
Sort the whole data cube by column A
Delete all ROWS where column A doesn't start Username.

There's your data in correct forum.
Find and replace column A to replace "Username: " with blank
Repeat for other columns.

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RE: Powershell convert to CSV formatted file

What is generating your input file?

I hope that helps.

Regards,

Mark

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