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Powershell time within 2 minutes of listed

Posted on 2011-09-12
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Hi,

I have a powershell script that I am comparing the two fields;
Get-QADGroup UGL-SM-Map.Shared-Full |ft ModificationDate, Description

ModificationDate                                            Description
----------------                                            -----------
13/09/2011 10:55:37 AM                                      13/09/2011 10:55:37 AM

ModificationDate                                            Description
----------------                                            -----------
13/09/2011 10:55:37 AM                                      13/09/2011 10:55:39 AM



I want to say if the date and time is -eq or within 2 minutes of each other then return true if not return false.

Help please :)
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KenMcF earned 500 total points
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You can try something like this. You can probably clean up the code but should work for what you need if the data will stay the same in the description and modification attributes..



Function format-time{
Param($Time)
$Out = $time -replace "/", " "
$out = $out -replace ":", " "
$out = $out -split " "
$day = $out[0]
$Month = $out[1]
$Year = $out[2]
$Hour = $out[3]
$Minute = $out[4]
    If ($out[6] -eq "PM"){
        [int]$hour = [int]$hour + 12
    }
get-date "$month/$day/$year" -Month $month -hour $hour -minute $minute
} #end function format-time

$Group = Get-QADGroup UGL-SM-Map.Shared-Full 
If ((New-TimeSpan (Format-time $($group.ModificationDate)) (Format-time $($Group.Description))).minutes -le "2"){
"True"
}
ELse {
"False"
}

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by:PeterSinger
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Thanks.

I get the below back;

Get-Date : Cannot bind parameter 'Date'. Cannot convert value "09/13/2011" to type "System.DateTime". Error: "String wa
s not recognized as a valid DateTime."
At D:\Scripts\SharedMailboxes\test.ps1:15 char:10
+     get-date <<<<  "$month/$day/$year" -Month $month -hour $hour -minute $minute
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidArgument: (:) [Get-Date], ParameterBindingException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CannotConvertArgumentNoMessage,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.GetDateCommand

Get-Date : Cannot bind parameter 'Date'. Cannot convert value "09/13/2011" to type "System.DateTime". Error: "String wa
s not recognized as a valid DateTime."
At D:\Scripts\SharedMailboxes\test.ps1:15 char:10
+     get-date <<<<  "$month/$day/$year" -Month $month -hour $hour -minute $minute
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidArgument: (:) [Get-Date], ParameterBindingException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CannotConvertArgumentNoMessage,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.GetDateCommand

New-TimeSpan : Cannot bind parameter 'End' to the target. Exception setting "End": "Object reference not set to an inst
ance of an object."
At D:\Scripts\SharedMailboxes\test.ps1:20 char:18
+ If ((New-TimeSpan <<<<  (Format-time $($group.ModificationDate)) (Format-time $($Group.Description))).minutes -le "2"
){
    + CategoryInfo          : WriteError: (:) [New-TimeSpan], ParameterBindingException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ParameterBindingFailed,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.NewTimeSpanCommand
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by:PeterSinger
ID: 36527147
$day and $month round the wron way.  Thenks working nicely.
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by:PeterSinger
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Very Nice, thanks.
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