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Hi Guys, im trying to populate a mnemonic where the $nemonic is a populate by a given parameter. Im almost there i think but i get the error below the code. Thanks

function mnemonicpath {
param(
    [Parameter(Mandatory=$true)]
    $mnemonic
    )
Move-DatabasePath -Identity 'Mailbox Database $mnemonic' -EdbFilePath 'D:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Mailbox\"Mailbox Database $mnemonic\Mailbox Database $mnemonic.edb"' -LogFolderPath 'D:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Mailbox\Mailbox Database $mnemonic'



Move-DatabasePath : Cannot bind parameter 'EdbFilePath'. Cannot convert value "D:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Serv
er\V14\Mailbox\"Mailbox Database $mnemonic\Mailbox Database $mnemonic.edb"" to type "Microsoft.Exchange.Data.EdbFilePat
h". Error: ""D:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Mailbox\"Mailbox Database $mnemonic\Mailbox Database $mnemo
nic.edb"" is not an acceptable path. You must use an absolute, local, long file path, that does not contain '~'.
Parameter name: path"
At C:\it\Install Exchange.ps1:88 char:70
+ Move-DatabasePath -Identity 'Mailbox Database $mnemonic' -EdbFilePath <<<<  'D:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Serv
er\V14\Mailbox\"Mailbox Database $mnemonic\Mailbox Database $mnemonic.edb"' -LogFolderPath 'D:\Program Files\Microsoft\
Exchange Server\V14\Mailbox\Mailbox Database $mnemonic'
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidArgument: (:) [Move-DatabasePath], ParameterBindingException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CannotConvertArgumentNoMessage,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.SystemConfigurationTasks.Mo
   veDatabasePath
}
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I think your problem is the use of the single quote when you should be using double quotes because you want the contents of the variable and not the literal name of the variable. In other words, anytime you use single quotes, Powershell will not evaluate the variable(s) and will return the string instead (i.e. $var1 = "Value" will return the literal string $var). Double quotes will evaluate and will return the contents of the variable (i.e. $var1 will return the content of $var1, which is "Value". So having said that, here's one way your function can look:
function mnemonicpath 
{
	param
	(
	    [Parameter(Mandatory=$true)]
	    [string]
		$mnemonic
	)
	
	$mbxDbName = "Mailbox Database $mnemonic"
	$edbFilePath = "D:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Mailbox\$mbxDbName\$mbxDbName.edb"
	$logFolderPath = "D:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Mailbox\$mbxDbName"
	
	Move-DatabasePath -Identity $mbxDbName -EdbFilePath $edbFilePath -LogFolderPath $logFolderPath
}

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Excellent thanks, im just starting out wirth PS this has helped me greatly
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