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When writing to csv file how to change the order of the columns

Posted on 2013-11-20
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I have the following code to write last names and first names to a csv file:

$TempArray = New-Object -TypeName PSObject -Property @{            
            LastName = $lname            
            FirstName = $fname                 
}  

$TempArray | Export-CSV C:\MyList.csv -NoType

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When I open my csv, the columns are listed in the following order:

FirstName         LastName

Is there a way to programmatically ensure they are written:

LastName  FirstName

I do not want ot copy paste, I want it to be written this way programmatically
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Rainer Jeschor earned 250 total points
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Hi,
you have to use the select-object property in the right order:
$TempArray = New-Object -TypeName PSObject -Property @{            
            LastName = $lname            
            FirstName = $fname                 
}  

$TempArray | select-object -property LastName,FirstName | Export-CSV C:\MyList.csv -NoType 

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HTH
Rainer
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