How to add extra line into a CSV

Posted on 2013-06-17
Last Modified: 2013-06-17
Hello, i am trying to build a CSV with the following:
$date = Get-Date
$Out0 = "---------------VMware Health vCenter2---------------"
$Out1 = "---------------------Date and Time---------------------"
$Out2 = "--------------------" + $date + "----------------------"

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But would like to add an space or extra line below of Out2.
Thanks for your help,
Question by:namerg
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Expert Comment

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If you are using Add-Content to construct the CSV, then you can try something like..
$file = "C:\temp.csv"
$date = Get-Date
$Out0 = "---------------VMware Health vCenter2---------------`n---------------------Date and Time---------------------`n--------------------" + $date + "----------------------"
Add-Content $file $date                                  
Add-Content $file $Out0
Add-Content $file ""
Add-Content $file "Data Here"

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Author Comment

ID: 39254696
What is the difference between the `n and Add-Content $file "" ?

Author Comment

ID: 39254715
Hmm, it looks the same thing..right ?
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Subsun earned 500 total points
ID: 39254736
`n - is for a new line in PowerShell
If you run Add-Content $file "`n" then it will write "" in a new line (means you get two empty lines before you write "Data Here")

Add-Content $file $Out0
Add-Content $file ""
Add-Content $file "Data Here"


Add-Content $file $Out0
Add-Content $file "`nData Here"

Will give the same result..

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