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Hi ,

EE experts helped on my question.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Scripting/Shell/Batch/Q_28396033.html

In columnB i have all lines of a txt file except first line.
The original txt file has line breaks,
The new csv file do not. It's just one long piece of text . Can you please advice whether we can fix it?


get-childitem 'C:\EE\FOLDER\' |
  ? { $_.PsIsContainer } | % {
    $folder = $_.FullName
    get-childitem $folder -Filter *.txt | % {
      $content=Get-Content $_.FullName
      $colA = $content | select -first 1
      $colB = $content | Select -Skip 1
      if ($colB[0].Length -lt 10 -and $colB[0] -match '\w+\.[XVI]+\.\d+')
      {
         $colA += ' ' + $colB[0]
         $colB = $colB[(-$colB.Count+1)..-1]
      }
      New-Object PsObject -Property @{
         ColumnA= $colA -replace 'AuthorName', ''
         ColumnB = $colB -join ' ' }
    } | export-csv "C:\EE\FOLDER\$(Split-Path -leaf $folder).csv" -NoTypeInformation -Encoding UTF8
  }

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Change line 15 to
         ColumnB = $colB -join '`n' }

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to retain all carriage returns.
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Hi,

I tried the above but get the value instead .. I used backtip n

eg: Dr. Dominik Waldvogel`nRaub`n2012
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Tried double quote and it seems working, let me check all files and let you know.

ColumnB = $colB -join "`n" }

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Thanks for the pointer .
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Oh, sorry, of course you need to use double quotes instead of single quotes. Stupid beginner's mistake.
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I am afraid , if you are beginner ..What am i ???
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I'm not a beginner for sure, but still making mistakes like one ;-). This is one "habit" I don't get out of my way.
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I know for sure you are not a beginner . Getting rank of Prodigy is not possible without great skills. Thanks for your help.
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