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Posted on 2014-03-31
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Ok so I created  CSV with 4 Fields.

ExternalEmailAddress
Name
Firstname
LastName

I entered in eahc users info into theose fields and saved the file ads a CSV to my root of : on exhcnage and called it VertedaExternals.CSV

I ran this cmd

Import-Csv .\VertedaExternal.csv| ForEach {New-MailContact -Name $_.Name -DisplayName $_.Name -ExternalEmailAd
dress $_.ExternalEmailAddress -FirstName $_.FirstName -LastName $_.LastName}

it errros with ALOT of stuff saying it

New-MailContact : Missing an argument for parameter 'ExternalEmailAddress'. Specify a parameter of type 'System.Object'
 and try again.
At line:1 char:111
+ Import-Csv .\VertedaExternal.csv| ForEach {New-MailContact -Name $_.Name -DisplayName $_.Name -ExternalEmailAd <<<<
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidArgument: (:) [New-MailContact], ParameterBindingException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : MissingArgument,New-MailContact

The term 'dress' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the spell
ing of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the path is correct and try again.
At line:2 char:6
+ dress <<<<  $_.ExternalEmailAddress -FirstName $_.FirstName -LastName $_.LastName}
    + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (dress:String) [], CommandNotFoundException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException



Here is an exmaple line of the csv

ExternalEmailAddress      Name      FirstName      LastName
user.last@verteda.com      User, Last      User       last
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by:Joseph Daly
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This right here makes me think you have a line break or carriage return somwhere in your code.

The term 'dress' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program.

Make sure you dont have wordwrap on and make sure that your command is all on one line
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Joseph Daly earned 500 total points
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Your code looks like this which if that is how it is save would be wrong.

Import-Csv .\VertedaExternal.csv| ForEach {New-MailContact -Name $_.Name -DisplayName $_.Name -ExternalEmailAd
dress $_.ExternalEmailAddress -FirstName $_.FirstName -LastName $_.LastName}

Import-Csv .\VertedaExternal.csv| ForEach {New-MailContact -Name $_.Name -DisplayName $_.Name -ExternalEmailAddress $_.ExternalEmailAddress -FirstName $_.FirstName -LastName $_.LastName}

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by:Twhite0909
ID: 39967344
Actually lets make it easier lol

Ive attached a snapshot of what my CSv looks likes.  Using this CSV what cmd do I need to run to create these contacts?

TY
CSVpic.PNG
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by:Joseph Daly
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See my comment above. It looks like your code has a break in it. The command should be all on one line.
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