Export data from the notes field from multiple AD groups with powershell


I think I need to use the -ExpanProperty option here somewhere but I cant figure it out.. I need to export ALL the data in the notes
section for a list of AD groups .. but I can only get it to output the first line in the notes of the group .

can someone assist please ..

gc groups.txt | Get-ADGroup -Properties name,info | select name,info | Export-Csv GroupInfo.csv -NoTypeInformation
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Rainer JeschorCommented:

could you please try the following?
I assume that the notes property is simply a string array, therefore you have to join the single lines.
Sorry, I have currently no domain connectivity to test/verify:
gc groups.txt | Get-ADGroup -Properties name,info | select name,info,@{Name='Notes';Expression={[string]::join(" ", ($_.Notes)) | Export-Csv GroupInfo.csv -NoTypeInformation 

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MilesLoganAuthor Commented:
Hi Rainer , I could not figure out where its missing ..

Missing closing '}' in statement block.
    + CategoryInfo          : ParserError: (:) [], ParentContainsErrorRecordException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : MissingEndCurlyBrace
Rainer JeschorCommented:
sorry - copy & replace error:
gc groups.txt | Get-ADGroup -Properties name,info,notes | select name,info,@{Name='Notes';Expression={[string]::join(" ", ($_.Notes))}} | Export-Csv GroupInfo.csv -NoTypeInformation 

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There where two closing curly brackets missing.


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MilesLoganAuthor Commented:
Hi Rainer ... it outputs a notes column but not exactly what I need .

so the info attribute is the "notes" field in the AD group .. I need to be able to export all that data.
check out the screen shot , currently I can only get it to output to CSV the first line of data in the Notes field.
MilesLoganAuthor Commented:
Thanks Rainer .. from your assistance I modified it a tad and it worked .. thanks !

gc groups.txt | Get-ADGroup -Properties name,info | select name,@{Name='Info';Expression={[string]::join(" ", ($_.Info))}} | Export-Csv GroupsInfoFull.csv -NoTypeInformation
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