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Hi, I hope you can help with a question I have.

I have a User CSV file and I want the outgrid of licenses to be selectable and populate the line

$server = read-host 'SELECT A LICENSE PRODUCT TO ADD TO USER' HERE

So, if I run the script it will loop through the users, ask what CSV file you want to open and then open the out-grid showing licenses available on the tenant. It is here I want to select multiple option of licenses and pass the selected items into the next prompted line in powershell, this is at the moment a manual process of typing them out, I want this to populate from the selections made on the out-grid.

 #CSV file picker module start
Function Get-FileName($initialDirectory)
{  
 [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("System.windows.forms") |
 Out-Null

 $OpenFileDialog = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.OpenFileDialog
 $OpenFileDialog.initialDirectory = $initialDirectory
 $OpenFileDialog.filter = "All files (*.*)| *.*"
 $OpenFileDialog.ShowDialog() | Out-Null
 $OpenFileDialog.filename
}

#CSV file picker module end

#Variable that holds CSV file location from file picker
$path = Get-FileName -initialDirectory "C:\csv"

#Window with list of available 365 licenses and their names
Get-MsolAccountSku | out-gridview -Title "Work Scripts" -passthru

#Input window where you provide the license package's name
$server = read-host 'SELECT A LICENSE/PRODUCT TO ADD TO USER:'

#CSV import command and mailbox creation loop
import-csv $path | foreach {
New-Msoluser -userPrincipalName $_.UserPrincipalName -displayname $_.displayname -firstname $_.firstname -lastname $_.lastname -password $_.Password -usagelocation "us" | set-msoluserlicense -addlicenses "$server"
}

#Result report on licenses assigned to imported users
import-csv $path | Get-MSOLUser | out-gridview

Many thanks

John
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Question by:John Davies
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by:oBdA
ID: 41831540
Can't test this with msol, but in general, it's fairly easy to use Out-Gridview to let the user choose from a set:
"Waiting for you to select something from the dialog ..."
$Selection = Get-Item C:\Windows\*.exe | Select-Object BaseName, Length, FullName | Out-GridView -OutputMode Multiple -Title "Select one or more programs"
If ($Selection) {
	"Selected programs: "
	$Selection | Format-List
} Else {
	"Operation canceled"
}

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To restrict the selection to a single line, use "-OutputMode Single" instead of "Multiple".

So in your case, you can do something like this (and you may want to pass the Get-MsolAccountSku output through a Select-Object, like the example above):
"Waiting for you to select something from the dialog ..."
$Selection = Get-MsolAccountSku | Out-GridView -Title "Work Scripts" -OutputMode Multiple
If ($Selection) {
	"Selected licenses: "
	$Selection | Format-List
	## Do something with the selection ...
} Else {
	"Operation canceled"
}

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by:John Davies
ID: 41831644
Thanks OBda

I can see this working, however it doesnt populate the line after select a license product to add to user What I get is the license info displayed. What i am looking for is to populate this line (see image) from the selections made.

CODE where I have added your multiple line

#CSV file picker module start
Function Get-FileName($initialDirectory)
{  
 [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("System.windows.forms") |
 Out-Null

 $OpenFileDialog = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.OpenFileDialog
 $OpenFileDialog.initialDirectory = $initialDirectory
 $OpenFileDialog.filter = "All files (*.*)| *.*"
 $OpenFileDialog.ShowDialog() | Out-Null
 $OpenFileDialog.filename
}

#CSV file picker module end

#Variable that holds CSV file location from file picker
$path = Get-FileName -initialDirectory "csv"

"Waiting for you to select something from the dialog ..."
$Selection = Get-MsolAccountSku | Out-GridView -Title "Work Scripts" -OutputMode Multiple
If ($Selection) {
      "Selected licenses: "
      $Selection | Format-List
      ## Do something with the selection ...
} Else {
      "Operation canceled"
}


#Input window where you provide the license package's name
$server  = read-host 'SELECT A LICENSE PRODUCT TO ADD TO USER'

#CSV import command and mailbox creation loop
import-csv $path | foreach {
New-Msoluser -userPrincipalName $_.UserPrincipalName -displayname $_.displayname -firstname $_.firstname -lastname $_.lastname -password $_.Password -usagelocation "us" | set-msoluserlicense -addlicenses "$server"
}

#Result report on licenses assigned to imported users
import-csv $path | Get-MSOLUser | out-gridview

Thanks for your help.

John
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Expert Comment

by:oBdA
ID: 41831659
The Out-GridView replaces the Read-Host; you won't need that anymore.
You can work directly with the contents of $Selection.
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by:John Davies
ID: 41831832
Hi Mate, looks like it is failing on the $Selection variable, have called it at the end of Set-MsolUserLicense - AddLicenses

}

#CSV file picker module end

#Variable that holds CSV file location from file picker
$path = Get-FileName -initialDirectory "C:\BulkUpload\BulkUpload.csv"

"Waiting for you to select something from the dialog ..."
$Selection = Get-MsolAccountSku | Out-GridView -Title "Work Scripts" -OutputMode Multiple
If ($Selection) {
      "Selected licenses: "
      $Selection | Format-List
      ## Do something with the selection ...
} Else {
      "Operation canceled"
}

#CSV import command and mailbox creation loop
import-csv $path | foreach {
New-Msoluser -userPrincipalName $_.UserPrincipalName -displayname $_.displayname -firstname $_.firstname -lastname $_.lastname -password $_.Password -usagelocation "GB" | Set-MsolUserLicense -AddLicenses $Selection
}

#Result report on licenses assigned to imported users
import-csv $path | Get-MSOLUser | out-gridview

ERROR

Set-MsolUserLicense : Unable to assign this license because it is invalid. Use the Get-MsolAccountSku cmdlet to retrieve a list of valid licenses.
At C:\BulkUpload\BulkUpload1.ps1:31 char:172
+ ... ord -usagelocation "GB" | Set-MsolUserLicense -AddLicenses $Selection
+                               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : OperationStopped: (Microsoft.Onlin...countSkuDetails:String) [Set-MsolUserLicense], MicrosoftOnlineException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Invalid License Assignment,Microsoft.Online.Administration.Automation.SetUserLicense

This has retrieved the users from the CSV, stored my selection in the $selection variable and am trying to assign that variable to the users when creating the accounts.

Stumped and thank you for your help so far.

John
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oBdA earned 500 total points
ID: 41831899
Out-GridView returns the selected object(s) as passed to it for display, so you need to specify whatever property returned by Get-MsolAccountSku is required for set-msoluserlicense.
Replace the uppercase PROPERTY in line 24 with the actual property you need.
#CSV file picker module start
Function Get-FileName($initialDirectory) {  
	[System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("System.windows.forms") | Out-Null
	$OpenFileDialog = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.OpenFileDialog
	$OpenFileDialog.initialDirectory = $initialDirectory
	$OpenFileDialog.filter = "All files (*.*)| *.*"
	$OpenFileDialog.ShowDialog() | Out-Null
	$OpenFileDialog.filename
} 
#CSV file picker module end

#Variable that holds CSV file location from file picker
$path = Get-FileName -initialDirectory "C:\csv"

"Waiting for you to select something from the dialog ..."
$Selection = Get-MsolAccountSku | Out-GridView -Title "Work Scripts" -OutputMode Multiple
If ($Selection) {
	"Selected licenses: "
	$Selection | Format-List
	## Do something with the selection ...
	#CSV import command and mailbox creation loop
	import-csv $path | foreach {
		New-Msoluser -userPrincipalName $_.UserPrincipalName -displayname $_.displayname -firstname $_.firstname -lastname $_.lastname -password $_.Password -usagelocation "us" |
			set-msoluserlicense -addlicenses $Selection.PROPERTY
	}

	#Result report on licenses assigned to imported users
	import-csv $path | Get-MSOLUser | out-gridview
} Else {
	"Operation canceled"
}

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by:John Davies
ID: 41831936
Bang on Mate, accountskuid did it :-) thanks for all your help and your patience.

Cheers

John
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