Solved

import csv to use with powershell

Posted on 2014-09-12
12
282 Views
Last Modified: 2014-09-13
hi folks,

how can i import csv with converting to powershell understanding format?
 
Import-Csv -Path c:\test.csv -Delimiter ';'

source data
0
Comment
Question by:Mandy_
  • 5
  • 5
  • 2
12 Comments
 
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:becraig
ID: 40319846
Here is the full technet
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh849891.aspx

the delimiter you specify is anticipated to be the separator for each column of data

e.g

Server;Database;LastAccessed
SERVER1;MYSQLBD;10/01/2013
SERVER2;MYSQLBD2;10/02/2013
SERVER3;MYSQLBD3;10/0/2013

import-csv c:\file.csv -delimiter ";" |  %{write-host $_.server $_.Database $_.LAstAccessed}
what the line above does, is it tells import csv ";" represents a new column and then writes the values for each column in the foreach loop, that matches the header I specify.
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:footech
ID: 40319851
A rather vague question...
Typically you'll do one of two things with Import-CSV, assign the results to a variable, or send the results to the pipeline for further processing.
$data = Import-CSV somefile.csv
Import-CSV somefile.csv | % { "do something" }

Open in new window


Is there a problem you're encountering?
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:Mandy_
ID: 40319864
I would like to import data in colums like that

Userid     dispalyname    
12345      jones, mike
 
to use them they should looks like that:

"UserId","Name"
"12345", "jones, mike"
0
Is Your AD Toolbox Looking More Like a Toybox?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

 
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:becraig
ID: 40319879
My post gives you a clear example of what to do.

Is there something specific about the process you do not get ?

I gave an example of the input and how to read the input and output it to screen.
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:Mandy_
ID: 40319886
see my post above
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:Mandy_
ID: 40319894
(import-csv -delimiter ';' c:\export_9.csv | sort produkt, version -descending | convertto-csv -notype -delimiter ',') -replace '"'

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:becraig
ID: 40319905
Can you give a sample of your input file ?

It helps to be able to repro the exact circumstance so the solution is exactly what you need.
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:Mandy_
ID: 40319942
Source
Userid     dispalyname    
12345      jones, mike
 
DEST:

"UserId","Name"
"12345", "jones, mike"
0
 
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:becraig
ID: 40319950
For this I would suggest a simple get-content and use a split create a hash then export to csv (since your source does not have a valid delimiter).

Footech may have another approach.

I will put a quick script together.
0
 
LVL 29

Assisted Solution

by:becraig
becraig earned 200 total points
ID: 40319974
$nucsv = @()
 gc c:\data\file.csv | select -skip 1 | % {
            $cols = $_ -split "\s+"
            $item = New-Object PSObject
            $item | Add-Member -type NoteProperty -Name 'USERID' -Value $cols[0].trim()
            $item | Add-Member -type NoteProperty -Name 'DISPLAYNAME' -Value $cols[1].trim()
            $nucsv += $item
            }

            $nucsv | Export-Csv -Delimiter ";" -nti c:\data\report.csv

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 40

Accepted Solution

by:
footech earned 300 total points
ID: 40319996
One issue I see is that it looks like a field can contain spaces like "jones, mike".  You could adjust becraig's code with the following (only the split is changed).
$nucsv = @()
gc c:\test.csv | select -skip 1 | % {
    $cols = $_ -split "\s{2,}"
    $item = New-Object PSObject
    $item | Add-Member -type NoteProperty -Name 'USERID' -Value $cols[0].trim()
    $item | Add-Member -type NoteProperty -Name 'DISPLAYNAME' -Value $cols[1].trim() -PassThru
    $nucsv += $item
    }

Open in new window


Another method would be like
Get-Content input.csv | % { $_ -replace "\s{2,}",";" } | ConvertFrom-Csv -Delimiter ";" | Export-CSV output.csv -notype

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 2

Author Closing Comment

by:Mandy_
ID: 40320606
Thank you so much
0

Featured Post

Edgartown IT Case Study

Learn about Edgartown's quest to ensure the safety and security of the entire town's employee and citizen data. Read the case study!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

This article will help you understand what HashTables are and how to use them in PowerShell.
The following article is intended as a guide to using PowerShell as a more versatile and reliable form of application detection in SCCM.
Exchange organizations may use the Journaling Agent of the Transport Service to archive messages going through Exchange. However, if the Transport Service is integrated with some email content management application (such as an antispam), the adminiā€¦

679 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question