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Modifying Powershell Script to add date stamp to each record

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I am using a PowerShell script to create a report of Citrix 6.5 user sessions.  This is how the report looks.  Script is running on a windows 2008 R2 server.  

2/7/2014 3:31:40 PM
AccountName   ServerName    ClientName   BrowserName ClientIPV4   SessionName
-----------   ----------    ----------   -----------  ----------   -----------
Domain\charlie    CTX08                PC4            Publish App 1                           RDP-Tcp#1  
Domain\mike        CTX02               PC1             Publish App 1                          ICA-TCP#22
Domain\jerry        CTX07               PC3             Publish App 3                           ICA-TCP#6

Need help modifying the script to add a date/time stamp to each record.
Here is an example.
Date Time             AccountName   ServerName    ClientName   BrowserName  ClientIPV4   SessionName
-----------   ----------    ----------   -----------  ----------   -----------
2/7/2014 3:31:40 PM   Domain\mike        CTX02               PC1             Publish App 1                          ICA-TCP#22
2/7/2014 3:31:40 PM   Domain\jerry        CTX07               PC3             Publish App 3                           ICA-TCP#6
2/7/2014 3:31:40 PM   Domain\charlie    CTX08                PC4             Publish App 1                           RDP-Tcp#1  


This is the PowerShell script
add-pssnapin citrix* -erroraction silentlycontinue
write-host (get-date) 
get-xasession -farm | select-object -property AccountName,ServerName,ClientName,BrowserName,ClientIPV4,SessionName | ft

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Note that the IP address of the client is not returned.  It is not known to me why it does not return the  Client's IP.  If the IP address fix is easy-peasy please suggest one.  This question’s priority is adding a date time stamp to each record.
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Create a custom property to add date..
Get-xasession -farm | select-object -property @{N="Date Time";E={Get-date}},AccountName,ServerName,ClientName,BrowserName,ClientIPV4,SessionName | ft

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Good answer.  almost got it.  I could not tell by the time was included with the date.

Below is the resulting report.  Need 2 modificatons to make it right.
1.  Allow the entire field to be displayed.
2.  Loose the header info.  I tried | ft -HideTableHeaders

Date Time   AccountName ServerName  ClientName BrowserNam ClientIPV4 SessionNam
                                               e                     e        
---------   ----------- ----------  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
2/10/201... DOMA\Chi... WINCTX06    PC12345    DOMA De...            ICA-TCP#0
2/10/201... DOMA\Chi... CTXZDC1     PC12345                          RDP-Tcp#0
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You can us FT -Auto to display entire data.. also if you are trying to export the output to a file then better use Export-csv to export the details to csv file.
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I almost figured it out.   I appended this to the code -
| Format-Table  -HideTableHeaders  -autosize

Got this out put

2/10/2014 2:49:00 AM
WARNING: column "SessionName" does not fit into the display and was removed.

2/10/2014 2:49:01 AM DOMAIN\Chil   CITRIX06   PC12345      DOMAIN Desktop        
2/10/2014 2:49:01 AM DOMAIN\Chil   CTXZDC1    PC12345                          

Is it possible to get the last property "SessionName" on the report?
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It's because your PowerShell console window width.. you need to increase the console window width to fit more columns..

Like I said, you can export the report to csv file and view it in excel..

Get-xasession -farm | select-object -property @{N="Date Time";E={Get-date}},AccountName,ServerName,ClientName,BrowserName,ClientIPV4,SessionName | Export-csv C:\report.csv -nti

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Can the export be configured to append the data?
The data will be used to determine who was logged on and from where.
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Thank you for your help.  i did learn that the csv export does not append.
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With PowerShell Version 3.0 and above you can use -Append switch with Export-csv..

Try the following code if you have a lower version of PowerShell.
Get-xasession -farm | select-object -property @{N="Date Time";E={Get-date}},AccountName,ServerName,ClientName,BrowserName,ClientIPV4,SessionName | ConvertTo-Csv -nti | Select -skip 1 | Out-File C:\report.csv -Encoding ASCII -Append

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