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Modify Powershell script to only send Send-MailMessage if database condition is met.   Column [Acative] = 'Active'

Posted on 2016-07-19
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I have a nicely working Powershell script (Thank you Qlemo!) that I've put into a scheduled task to run every day and send an email to specified staff if ContractDate is within 15, 30, 60, or 90 days.  All that's working great.

The database also contains a field for these contracts, [Active], which may contain the string, "Active" or "Not active" depending on... you know.

How would I add, "If $_.Active = "Active" go ahead and send the email, otherwise don't do anything."

<# connection string and SQL command to execute #>
[String] $constr = 'Server=aSQLServer; Database=Contracts; Integrated Security=SSPI;'
[String] $sqlCmd = @'
  select Company, datediff(day, getdate(), ExpirationDate) as Diff, email01, email02, email03, email04, email05, ContactPerson, Notes, Active
    from Contracts
   where datediff(day, getdate(), ExpirationDate) in (15,30,60,90)
'@


$set = New-Object System.Data.Dataset
(New-Object System.Data.SqlClient.SqlDataAdapter ($sqlCmd, $constr)).Fill($set) | out-null

$set.Tables[0] |
  % {
    $to = $_.eMail01, $_.eMail02, $_.eMail03, $_.eMail04, $_.eMail05 | ? { $_ -ne '' -and !($_ -is [DBNull]) }
    <# Mail parameters #>
    Send-MailMessage -BodyAsHtml -Body "<span style='color:red; font-size:24px;'>Please be aware that contract / agreement: </span><span style='color:black; font-size:32px;'> $($_.Company)</span><span style='color:red; font-size:24px;'> will expire in $($_.Diff) days</span><br /><br /><span style='color:blue;'>CSBD Primary Contact: $($_.ContactPerson)</span><br /><br /><span style='color:green;'>Contract Renewal Notes: <br />$($_.Notes)</span>" -SmtpServer mail.careersourcebroward.com -From "Contract Expiration Database <csbd@careersourcebroward.com>" -To $to -Subject "Contract for $($_.Company) will expire in $($_.Diff) days"
  }

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Dustin Saunders earned 500 total points
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You just need to add a condition like:

if ($_.Active -eq "Active")
{
  $to = $_.eMail01, $_.eMail02, $_.eMail03, $_.eMail04, $_.eMail05 | ? { $_ -ne '' -and !($_ -is [DBNull]) }
    <# Mail parameters #>
    Send-MailMessage -BodyAsHtml -Body "<span style='color:red; font-size:24px;'>Please be aware that contract / agreement: </span><span style='color:black; font-size:32px;'> $($_.Company)</span><span style='color:red; font-size:24px;'> will expire in $($_.Diff) days</span><br /><br /><span style='color:blue;'>CSBD Primary Contact: $($_.ContactPerson)</span><br /><br /><span style='color:green;'>Contract Renewal Notes: <br />$($_.Notes)</span>" -SmtpServer mail.careersourcebroward.com -From "Contract Expiration Database <csbd@careersourcebroward.com>" -To $to -Subject "Contract for $($_.Company) will expire in $($_.Diff) days"
}

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Only if the condition is met will it execute the code in brackets, otherwise it ignores.
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by:megnin
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Thank you, Dustin!  I came up with something close to that, that still worked, though not really correct.  ;-)

if($($_.Active) -eq "Active") seems to also work.  I'll fix my script since your solution is more correct.

The first thing I tried was using the "=" operator instead of "-eq."  That gave me an error, so I turned to Google for some examples.  None had the database parameters that I'm using, so I didn't get that quite right.

Thanks again!
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by:Dustin Saunders
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No worries, and yeah I've spent time flustered at non functional powershell only to find I used '=' instead of -eq which meant it was always true!
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