powershell saving data exporting to a file

I have this command which gives me the output I need but having problems exporting the contents to a file. Can anyone help all the contents are printed to a screen


[PS] C:\temp>foreach ($group in Get-DistributionGroup -OrganizationalUnit "Microsoft.com/master/users") { get-dist
ributiongroupmember $group | sort displayname | ft @{expression={$_.displayname};Label="$group"},alias, RecipientTypeDet
ails, Identity } export-csv c:\temp\alldata.csv -append

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This just prints to the screen. I tried select and do not get the first name.
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Dan McFaddenSystems EngineerCommented:
You are missing a pipe right before the export-csv command.

Dan
techdriveAuthor Commented:
Wish it was that easy

At line:1 char:245
+ ... ls, Identity } | export-csv c:\temp\allstuff.csv
                    ~
an empty pipe element is not allowed.
   + CategoryInfo          : ParserError: (:) [], ParentContainsErrorRecordException
   + FullyQualifiedErrorId : EmptyPipeElement
Dan McFaddenSystems EngineerCommented:
OK, I'm not a big fan of one-liners like this.

I suggest that it is done as a script.  See below:

$groups = Get-DistributionGroup -OrganizationalUnit "Microsoft.com/master/users" -ResultSize Unlimited
$output = @()

foreach ($group in $groups)
{
    Write-Host "working on group : " $group
    $dgm = get-distributiongroupmember $group | select DisplayName,Alias,RecipientTypeDetails,Identity | sort displayname
        foreach ($m in $dgm)
        {
            $temp = New-Object PSObject
            Write-Host $dgm.Alias
            $temp | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name  "Group" -Value $m.DisplayName
            $temp | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name  "Alias" -Value $m.Alias
            $temp | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name  "RecipientTypeDetails" -Value $m.RecipientTypeDetails
            $temp | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name  "Identity" -Value $m.Identity
            $output += $temp
        }
}

$Output | Export-Csv alldata.csv -NoTypeInformation -UseCulture -Encoding UTF8

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techdriveAuthor Commented:
The script looks good but functions different.
Dan McFaddenSystems EngineerCommented:
Of course, you are trying to grab info from 3 different arrays, query additional info based on the outer arrays.  It's a bit too much for a 1 liner.

Also, the command looped thru the $group and performed a Get-DistributionGroupMember call without storing the info you collected.  Best case you would only get the info from the last group in your list.  It would go to screen, but there isn't anything to drop into the export-csv command.

Is it giving you all the necessary info?

Dan
techdriveAuthor Commented:
I wanted something like this at minimum



groupname
      member1
      member2
      member3

groupname
       member1
       member2
techdriveAuthor Commented:
Hey nevermind I found something to fix the issue but thanks

-AutoSize  | Out-File c:\temp\alldata.txt -append}
Amit KumarCommented:
Hi, please try this one:

$saveto = "D:\Data\Members.txt"

Get-DistributionGroup -OrganizationalUnit "Microsoft.com/master/users" -ResultSize Unlimited | sort name | ForEach-Object {

	"`r`n$($_.Name)`r`n=============" | Add-Content $saveto
	Get-DistributionGroupMember $_ | sort Name | ForEach-Object {
		If($_.RecipientType -eq "UserMailbox")
			{
				"," + $_.Name + " (" + $_.PrimarySMTPAddress + ")" | Add-Content $saveto
			}
	}
}

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techdriveAuthor Commented:
Amit thanks it works perfect. One final question if I wanted to add additional fields to the recipient types can you share the syntax, thanks
Amit KumarCommented:
Great to know, hope you can accept the solution
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