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get-aduser returns Microsoft.ActiveDirectory.Management.ADPropertyValueCollection

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What is wrong with this script?  It returns "Microsoft.ActiveDirectory.Management.ADPropertyValueCollection" for the Dept value.
Import-Module Activedirectory
$users = get-aduser -SearchBase "OU=xxx,DC=us,DC=xxx,DC=com" -Properties userPrincipalName,departmentNumber -filter {userPrincipalName -like "*"}
$csv = foreach($user in $users){

    $grp = get-adprincipalgroupmembership $user
    Foreach($group in $grp){
        New-Object -TypeName PSObject -Property @{
            Dept = $user.departmentNumber
            User = $user.SamAccountName
            Group = $group.Name
            }
        }
}

$csv | Export-csv C:\Users\me\Documents\All_Users.csv
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Going by the type in your CSV "Microsoft.ActiveDirectory.Management.ADPropertyValueCollection" department number would be a multi-string value of some kind, so it can have more than 1 value. If each user will only have 1 value in there just change:
Dept = $user.departmentNumber

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Dept = $user.departmentNumber[0]

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Or you might need to iterate through the department values if there are multiples.
Foreach($group in $grp){ 
        Foreach ($dep in $user.departmentnumber){
            New-Object -TypeName PSObject -Property @{
                Dept = $user.departmentNumber
                User = $user.SamAccountName 
                Group = $group.Name 
            } 
        }
} 

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by:jasonaluke
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Simply adding the [0] was the solution.
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Final script was:
Import-Module Activedirectory
$users = get-aduser -SearchBase "OU=xxx,DC=us,DC=xxx,DC=com" -Properties userPrincipalName,departmentNumber -filter {userPrincipalName -like "*"}
$csv = foreach($user in $users){

    $grp = get-adprincipalgroupmembership $user
    Foreach($group in $grp){
        New-Object -TypeName PSObject -Property @{
            Dept = $user.departmentNumber[0]
            User = $user.SamAccountName
            Group = $group.Name
            }
        }
}

$csv | Export-csv C:\Users\me\Documents\All_Users.csv
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