?
Solved

split file path and names into "fields" and create csv file with list

Posted on 2011-02-16
2
Medium Priority
?
674 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I am looking to do a directory listing of files and split up the path and file names into fields and create a csv file to import into a document mangement system - so from this dir list:
d:\ap\pcard\fax\mary_1234.tif
d:\ap\pcard\fax\joe_1342.tif
d:\ap\pcard\email\john_2468.pdf
d:\ap\pcard\scan\jill_2222.pdf
I would want this file:
date, source, name, acct#, file path
2/17/2011,fax,mary,1234,d:\ap\pcard\fax\mary_1234.tif
2/17/2011,fax,joe,1342,d:\ap\pcard\fax\joe_1342.tif
2/17/2011,email,john,2468,d:\ap\pcard\email\john_2468.pdf
etc
--
I have parts of this figured out but can't seem to put it all together.
0
Comment
Question by:saladoil
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 71

Accepted Solution

by:
Chris Dent earned 2000 total points
ID: 34909838
Hi there,

Is that directory structure entirely predictable? Never deviates from the format you describe?

And the date in the first field, where'd that come from? I'm going to assume it's last write time for the purposes of writing an example :)

Lots of Regular Expressions here, if the path varies this might fall apart a bit.
Get-ChildItem d:\ap\pcard -Recurse |
  Where-Object { !$_.PsIsContainer } |
  Select-Object `
    @{n='Date';e={ $_.LastWriteTime }},
    @{n='Source';e={ $_.FullName -Replace '^([^\\]*\\){3}|\\.+$' }},
    @{n='Name';e={ (Split-Path $_.FullName -Leaf) -Replace '_.*' }},
    @{n='Acct';e={ $_.FullName -Replace '.*_|\..*' }},
    FullName

Open in new window

Chris
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:saladoil
ID: 34910353
great - just had to add |export-csv d:\ap\temp\out.csv to wrtie it to a file.
Thanks!
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Auditing domain password hashes is a commonly overlooked but critical requirement to ensuring secure passwords practices are followed. Methods exist to extract hashes directly for a live domain however this article describes a process to extract u…
Recently we ran in to an issue while running some SQL jobs where we were trying to process the cubes.  We got an error saying failure stating 'NT SERVICE\SQLSERVERAGENT does not have access to Analysis Services. So this is a way to automate that wit…
Exchange organizations may use the Journaling Agent of the Transport Service to archive messages going through Exchange. However, if the Transport Service is integrated with some email content management application (such as an antispam), the admini…
In this video, Percona Solution Engineer Rick Golba discuss how (and why) you implement high availability in a database environment. To discuss how Percona Consulting can help with your design and architecture needs for your database and infrastr…

777 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question