i'm trying to import new mail contact from .csv file,  by this command in exchange 2010 powershell

Import-Csv  c:\name.csv | foreach  {new-mailcontact  -name  $  -externalemailaddress  $_.emailaddress;set-contact  –Alias $_.alias  -identity  $  -office  $  -department  $_.department}

but the system returns the following error:

[PS] C:\>Import-Csv  c:\name.csv | foreach  {new-mailcontact  -name  $  -externalemailaddress  $_.emailaddress;set
-contact  -Alias $_.alias  -identity  $  -office  $  -department  $_.department}
The term 'Import-Csv ' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the
 spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the path is correct and try again.
At line:1 char:12
+ Import-Csv  <<<<  c:\name.csv | foreach  {new-mailcontact  -name  $  -externalemailaddress  $_.emailaddress;set
-contact  -Alias $_.alias  -identity  $  -office  $  -department  $_.department}
    + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (Import-Csv :String) [], CommandNotFoundException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException


Leonardo StorelliAsked:
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My guess is you didn't actually type the line, but copied and pasted it from somewhere else, either a website or some word processor (as opposed to a text editor). These have a tendency to replace the real minus "-" (ASCII 45) with a pretty hyphen (like ASCII 150 or 151).
Paste the line into the console again, but before you hit Enter, edit the line and delete and retype each and every "-".
MASEE Solution Guide - Technical Dept HeadCommented:
create a CSV file in the below format. This does not have department and office
name           emailaddress                    alias      
Mike Witts     mike.witts  
John Smith     john.witts  

and  try this command and post the result
Import-Csv c:\name.csv | foreach {new-mailcontact  -name  $  -externalemailaddress  $_.emailaddress –Alias $_.alias}

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Try with couple of users first
Leonardo StorelliAuthor Commented:

I created the CSV file in this format:

1 Name, emailaddress, Alias, office, department
2 Stephen King, stephen @, stephenking, press, IT

the result of command

[PS] C:\>new-mailcontact  -name  "Chris Ashton"  -externalemailaddress   "" ;set-contact  -Alias "ashton" -office  "press"  -department  "IT"
Name                      Alias                                          RecipientType
----                      -----                                          -------------
Chris Ashton              ChrisAshton                                    MailContact
A positional parameter cannot be found that accepts argument 'ashton'.
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidArgument: (:) [Set-Contact], ParameterBindingException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PositionalParameterNotFound,Set-Contact
Set-Contact doesn't have an argument "Alias".

Since you've gotten so far, I guess the initial issue with the Import-Csv is resolved?
Leonardo StorelliAuthor Commented:

hi, I solved the problem by removing the field " Alias ​​" , because I think , external contacts do not need the alias

Thamk you

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