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Importing lines from a text file if they start with 123-abcd in powershell array

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Hello.

Im trying to import lines from a text file into an array.
The only I know for sure that is that all lines always start with a combination of 3 numbers and 4 letters:

350-11079 Chassis with up to 10 Hard Drives and 3 PCIe Slots, Low Profile PCI Cards Only 2 SR
350-10048 No Bezel Option - Rack Chassis 2 SR
370-AAGI 16GB RDIMM, 1600MHz, Low Volt, Dual Rank, x4 16 SR
370-22141 1600 MHz RDIMMs 2 SR
370-22145 Performance Optimized 2 SR
374-14451 Heat Sink for PowerEdge R620 4 SR
374-14454 DIMM Blanks for Systems with 2 Processors 2 SR

How can I get all those lines into an array or directly in a csv
The text source is an PDF to text converted dell invoice so there is a lot of extra text which I don't need...

Thanks!
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Sorry, you're not quite clear; do you want all lines starting "with a combination of 3 numbers and 4 letters" (of which there is only one in the sample), or do you want "all those lines" as in the sample?
This will get only lines starting with 3 numbers and 4 letters:
Select-String -Path .\test.txt -Pattern '^\s*\d{3}-[a-z]{4}\s+?.*$'

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This will get all lines starting with 3 numbers and any 4- or 5 charcater long combination of letters and numbers:
Select-String -Path .\test.txt -Pattern '^\s*\d{3}-[a-z0-9]{4,5}\s+?.*$'

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sorry, you'r right.
I want all lines with every possible combination.
Ill test it out later on!
Thanks
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by:Hans de Jongh
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sorry I just noticed that dell ran out of partnumbers so they decided to use this aswell:

123-12345

is it possible to do that in one select-string?
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That should be found with the above expression as well. What exactly is the problem?
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oh you are so right! thanks a lot
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