Need some tips using Powershell to analysis the screen output of Exchange message logs

I would like some tips on how to use  PowerShell to extract data, I'm using Exchange message logs as example but could apply to anything:

So I'll try explain what I'd like to do:

1. Firstly run a command like $search = Get-MessagingTrackingLog -Server xxxxxx
2. Whilst the viewing the output on screen, I like to stop at a line, and run $search [x] | fl

Any help would be appreciated and thank you in advance
mandaljAsked:
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Guy LidbetterCommented:
Hi Mandalj,

So I've been playing with this and needs a little more work, but this is where I am so far...

To insert the line number run the below which will update the $Search Array

"
[decimal]$LineNumber = 0
$Search = Get-TransportServer | Get-MessageTrackingLog -start "11/02/2015 09:00:00" -End "11/02/2015 09:05:00"
ForEach ($Line in $Search) {
    $Line | Add-Member -Name "Line" -Type NoteProperty -Value $LineNumber
    $LineNumber ++
    }
"

If you then run a select with the initial columns you would like to see, i.e.

$Search | Format-Table -Autosize Line, EvenID, Source, Sender, Recipients | More

You can go a page at a time, break (CTRL +C), then run

$Search[x] | FL

For all the details.

Not glamorous... but it works

Cheers

Guy
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
2. Whilst the viewing the output on screen, I like to stop at a line, and run $search [x] | fl

Do not really understand the second question. Please rephrase.

Will.
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mandaljAuthor Commented:
Sorry, not the easiest thing to explain. I've attached a couple of screen shots, hope it helps.

Thanks.
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Guy LidbetterCommented:
OK, to follow what you are asking...

In your example you take a tracking log and put it into a variable, you would then want to be able to pick any line out of display  and format list for all details?

If that is the case, if the log had hundreds (if not thousands) of lines, half way down you would have no idea what the line number is, so you need to add those to the output for the variable array.

Am I on the right track?
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mandaljAuthor Commented:
Yes, you are.
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mandaljAuthor Commented:
Thanks Guy...I'll try this out.
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