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I'm working on a PowerShell script that queries our BackupExec database for the most recent completed jobs with "TM2ID" in the name and then uses the data from that query to send a status update through another script. Current code looks like this:

get-bejobhistory -fromstarttime (get-date).addminutes(-60) | where-object {$_.Name -like '*TM2ID*'} 

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and the result I get is this:

Name                            JobStatus JobType StartTime             EndTime              
----                            --------- ------- ---------             -------              
Backup 00283-Full (TM2ID:33)    Succeeded Backup  11/19/2014 9:02:54 AM 11/19/2014 9:04:22 AM
Backup 00284-Full (TM2ID:133)   Canceled  Backup  11/19/2014 9:08:22 AM 11/19/2014 9:09:49 AM
Backup 00285-Full (TM2ID:4233)  Failed    Backup  11/19/2014 9:12:36 AM 11/19/2014 9:14:04 AM

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What I need to do with each item found is put the number following "TM2ID:" into one variable and the JobStatus into another variable, and then do stuff with those variables (I think I've got that part figured out).
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Question by:PaulRKrueger
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by:Qlemo
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JobStatus is already a property of the result, so no work needed here.
The TM2 ID requires parsing or splitting. E.g.
get-bejobhistory -fromstarttime (get-date).addminutes(-60) |
   where-object {$_.Name -like '*TM2ID*'}  |
   select *, @{n='TM2ID'; e={ ($_.Name -split ':|\)')[1] }}

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Rajitha Chimmani earned 300 total points
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$history = get-bejobhistory -fromstarttime (get-date).addminutes(-60) | where-object {$_.Name -like '*TM2ID*'}
$history | foreach{
$number = $_.Name.split(":")[1].trim(")")
$status = $_.Jobstatus
...}

$number and $status are the two variables and you can play around them in the rest of your script. As its a list of items you can run through foreach loop and enclose your line of script within the loop to use those variables.
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