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Retrieve a shortened output from a field in PowerShell

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I use a powershell command to retrieve information for all computers in my domain.
One of the fields is Parent container, that I labeled as location.

@{label=”Location”;expression={$_.ParentContainer}}

It returns something like

Domain/OU/OU/Computers

Is it possible to have it replace "Domain/OU/OU/Computers" with "Computers"?
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Of course. One way is to split at "/", and only take the last part:
@{label=”Location”;expression={$_.ParentContainer.Split("/")[-1]}}

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Another option you could use get-qadobject and get the name of the OU

@{label=”Location”;expression={ (get-qadobject $($_.ParentContainerDN)).name}}
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That almost works. The problem is that some of the computer OUs have sub OUs.
Is there a way to remove everything before the name of one of the parent OUs?

Like this example
Domain/OU/OU/Computers. Would it be possible to just strip the portion containing Domain?

I played with a few variations of what you gave me but didn't have any luck.
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In that senerio I think what Qlemo posted would be best. Dependning on how your OU strucrture is you may need a few if statements to make sure you are getting the correct name and just filter out.
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Do you want to get  OU/OU/Computers  for the above example?
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This is the best solution.
I had to change it to "@{label=”Location”;expression={$_.ParentContainer.Split("/")[-2]}} ", but for the most part it gets me what I need.

There are only a hand full of computers that are outside of the normal structure.

Thanks for the help!
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