Problem with Select-XML in Powershell

Posted on 2013-10-26
Last Modified: 2013-11-24

I am having trouble trying to select some XML notes under
in an xml file.

Basically I want to set a variable to be all the
MSI application objects.

I would like to be able select all of them into an array.

I am trying the following statement and it does not seem to work.

It seems my xpath might be wrong?

I have attached the XML file.

Any suggestions?


$xpath = "/GPO/Computer/ExtensionData"
[xml]$a = Get-Content .\ComputerExample.xml
$b = $a | Select-Xml -XPath $xpath

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Question by:whorsfall
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Accepted Solution

Rainer Jeschor earned 500 total points
ID: 39604145
Hi Ward,

you might also be able to directly use this:
$b = $a.GPO.Computer.ExtensionData.Extension.MsiApplication

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This should return all MsiApplication nodes.


Author Comment

ID: 39605328

Thanks for your response. Do u know why the Xpath search failed?



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