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PowerShell Convert String Into Array

Posted on 2013-05-21
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I have given up! I have a string with a semicolon ; as the delimiter - how do I use that to turn it into an array?

$var = One; Two; Three

What I have:
echo $var =
One; Two; Three

What I want:
echo $var =
One;
Two;
Three
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Question by:brendan-amex
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$var.split(";") will turn it into the array.
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by:brendan-amex
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Good quick answer. Thank you!
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by:Qlemo
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You really want the semicolon as part of the output? And what about the trailing (or leading) space? .Split or -split will both remove the delimiter. The result is
One
.Two
.Three

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where the dot represents a space. We can use -split to have a two-char delimiter:
PS> "One; Two; Three" -split "; "
One
Two
Three

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The .Split method is not able to do that, it accepts only arrays of single delimiting chars, which are then used separately.
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