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Read True or False from CSV to execute powershell commands

Posted on 2010-09-09
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Guys,

After a bit of help here, I have a CSV that gets generated for new users added to the environment each week. In this CSV are some options that can either be true or false, for example; OCS.

Can someone give me an example of how I could execute an enable OCS user command for those users in the CSV that have True selected and ignore those who have False? There are some other aspects I need this code for as well, but OCS is the primary.

The code I have for provisioning so far is (much of the credit for this should go to Sedgwick):

Import-CSV c:\temp\users.csv | ForEach-Object {
      $counter=1
      $UPN="@rcc.local"
      $samaccount = "UP"+$_.Name.Substring(0,1)+$_.Initial.Substring(0,1)+$_.Surname.Substring(0,1)+$counter
      $name=$_.Name+" "+$_.Initial+" "+$_.Surname
      $filter = "(samaccountname=$samaccount)(name=$name)"
      $result = get-QADUser -SearchRoot 'test.local/Companies' -LdapFilter $filter
      while($result -ne $null){
            $counter=$counter+1
            $samaccount = "UP"+$_.Name.Substring(0,1)+$_.Initial.Substring(0,1)+$_.Surname.Substring(0,1)+$counter
            $name=$_.Name+" "+$_.Initial+" "+$_.Surname
            $filter = "(samaccountname=$samaccount)(name=$name)"
            $result = get-QADUser -SearchRoot 'test.local/Companies' -LdapFilter $filter
      }
      New-QADUser -Name $name -DisplayName $name - -UserPrincipalName $($samaccount + $UPN) -Department $_.Department -Title $_.Title -PhoneNumber $_.Phone -SamAccountName $samaccount -Initials $_.Initial -FirstName $_.Name -LastName $_.Surname -City $_.City -Company $_.Company -StreetAddress $_.StreetAddress -StateorProvince $_.State -PostalCode $_.PostCode -ObjectAttributes @{countryCode="36";c="AU";co="Australia"} -ParentContainer "OU=Companies,DC=test,DC=local"
      Add-QADGroupMember 'test\SEC_Test_GG' $samaccount
}

Cheers,

Nick
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by:soostibi
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You should insert this into your code:

Import-CSV c:\temp\users.csv | Where-Object {$_.ocs} | ForEach-Object {
...
This will filter out the users, that have True as OCS.
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by:SCC-EE
ID: 33635532
Soostibi,

Thanks for the quick response. However I still want to create ALL users in AD, some just won't have OCS account. By filtering your way, I wouldn't be creating the users who don't have OCS.
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Then you can insert in before the last } the following structure:
if($_.ocs){
  your OCS commands.
}
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by:SCC-EE
ID: 33636095
Soostibi,

I have this for testing purposes:

if($_.ocs='TRUE'){
  Add-QADGroupMember 'test\SEC_Test_GG' $samaccount
}

I have values "TRUE" and "FALSE" in the CSV against each record, however this snipet dosn't seem to pick up the value and just populates the group with everyone in the CSV instead of just those with "TRUE" against them. You'll have to excuse my ignorance, I'm very much a powershell newbie.
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by:SCC-EE
ID: 33636505
Worked it out myself, should have been -eq instead of =

if($_.ocs -eq "TRUE"){
  Add-QADGroupMember 'test\SEC_Test_GG' $samaccount
}

Thanks for all your help Soostibi.
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by:soostibi
ID: 33638480
actually, here it should be this, sorry:

if([bool] $_.ocs){
 ....
}
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