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Output data from multiple piped cmdlets and format it into table

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Say I have a number of piped PowerCLI cmdlets:

Get-VM | Get-VMHost | Get-Portgroups

How can I select the columns from each level of the command e.g:

Select Get-VM.Name, Get-VMHost.ID, Get-VMHost.Memory, Get-PortGroups.ID

Note: It is likely that different cmdlets will return identically named columns.

It is also likely that each cmdlet may return multiple lines of data e.g. a VMHost might have multiple VMs associated with it - I want to display this data in a table as follows (I doubt its possible but if columns/rows can use spanning to make the table more presentable even better):

HOST1 | VM1 | PortGroup1
HOST1 | VM1 | PortGroup2
HOST1 | VM1 | PortGroup3
HOST2 | VM2 | PortGroup1
HOST2 | VM2 | PortGroup2
HOST2 | VM3
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