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Trying to group data in a report

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I have a csv file of servers and the amount of data each one uses. I'd like to create a report that contains groups of servers that have a combined total storage of 500GB or less. I'm virutalizing these servers and need to fit them onto 500GB datastores.  

The csv file looks like this:
Server,Storage
servr1,200gb
servr2,100gb
servr3,420gb
servr4,350gb
servr5,50gb

I'm trying to group them so that I would end up with output like this:
Server,Storage,group
servr1,200gb,group1
servr2,100gb,group1
servr3,420gb,group2
servr4,350gb,group3
servr5,50gb,group3

Is there a way in powershell  I could do a "do while" loop or maybe a way in excel that I could do this?
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Dan Craciun earned 500 total points
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This should work:
$input = "X:\your\path\servers.csv"
$output = "x:\your\path\servergroups.csv"
$maxStorage = 500

if (!(Test-Path $output)) {
    New-Item $output
}
echo "Server,Storage,group" > $output
$groupNo = 1
$groupStorage = 0
Import-Csv $input | % {
    $currServerStorage = $_.Storage.substring(0,$_.Storage.length - 2)
    if ($groupStorage + $currServerStorage -ge $maxStorage) {
        $groupNo ++
        $groupStorage = 0
    } 
    echo "$($_.Server),$($_.Storage),Group$groupNo" >> $output
    $groupStorage += $currServerStorage
}

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HTH,
Dan
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by:LN41
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That's perfect. Just tested and it's exactly what I needed. One thing though - when I run the script, I get a prompt that says "Type:" I hit enter and it fails, second time it runs and provides output file. Would you know what it's asking for for "Type"? Output type? If not, no biggy, this is a huge help either way.
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by:Dan Craciun
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Replace this:
New-Item $output
with
New-Item $output -type file
and it won't ask for the type anymore :)

Glad I could help!
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