Need help to automate some commands from Excel to Powershell


I have an Excel file with some Powershell scripts that are automatically filed from other cells.
What I need is to create a button that will copy /past each command individually in one Powershell session.
The scrips are located on the cells (W3,X3,Y3,Z3, AA3 and AB3)

I will like firs to open powershell running a ps1 file and the on that session to copy paste the scrips located in the cells a following:

- W3
- wait time 10 seconds
- X3
- Y3

Thank you and I appreciate the help.
Razvan MelinteService Desk level 2 support analystAsked:
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Jose Gabriel Ortega CastroCEO Faru Bonon IT - EE Solution ExpertCommented:
Hi Melinte, well if you double-click any Ps1 you will get PS running, or even if you right-click a ps1 file you will get the option to be "run in PowerShell".

W3, X3, Y3, Z3, AA3, and AB3
1st you need to map the Columns:
column.pngW3 = column 23 row 3
X3 = column 24 row 3
Y3 = column 25 row 3
Column 26 has to be skipped
AA3 = column 27 row 3
AB3 = column 28 row 3

#Global Variables
$global:ScriptLocation = $(get-location).Path     #Get Current Script location
$Global:FilePath = "$Global:ScriptLocation\PSWithExcel.xlsx"    #Specify the path to the Excel file (should be in the same folder of the running script)

# Create an Object Excel.Application using Com interface
$readExcel = New-Object -ComObject Excel.Application
# Disable the 'visible' property so the document won't open in excel
$readExcel.Visible = $true

# Open the Excel file and save it in $WorkBook
$WorkBook = $readExcel.Workbooks.Open($Global:FilePath)

#Get All WorkSheets in the Book
foreach($item in $workBook.Worksheets){

$WorkSheet = $WorkSheetsName | select -First 1
#Open the workbook Itself
$WorkSheet = $WorkBook.sheets.item($WorkSheet)
#Activate the Wanted sheet
$WorkSheet.Activate() | Out-Null


23..28 | %{
    if($_ -ne 26){ #26 = z there's nothing there.
        #Load Script on W3 3,23
        #Load Script on X3 3,24...
        $scripts+= $WorkSheet.Cells.Item($row,$_).Text

#Powershell Execution
$scripts | %{
    if($j -eq 1){
        Invoke-Expression $_
        start-sleep -Seconds 10
        Invoke-Expression $_

[System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal]::ReleaseComObject([System.__ComObject]$readExcel) | Out-Null

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Razvan MelinteService Desk level 2 support analystAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the script and sorry for the confusion, I thought if I will mention that I need a button that is clear that I need a vba code.
Jose Gabriel Ortega CastroCEO Faru Bonon IT - EE Solution ExpertCommented:
Well nvm... Good luck with it bud I don't work on Vba
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Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
It would be much easier to just construct a file containing all the commands, including the 10 seconds wait, and start PowerShell with that.
Razvan MelinteService Desk level 2 support analystAuthor Commented:
Capture1.JPGI've tried to construct a file but when the command is copied from the Excel file , because is a powershell scrip auto-filed from other cell is typed as a formula, and  when I past it to the ps1 file is copied with all the comas as you can see attached file (Capture.jpg) because the ps1 file has the below command :

"dsadd user ""CN=HGTEST01,OU=UsersM2,OU=Accounts,OU=PL2,DC=Domain,DC=net"" -disabled no -pwd Windows2111 -upn -fn ""sds""-ln ""Test"" -mobile  . -display ""sds Test"" -company ""Global Shared Services"" -acctexpires never -Title ""Billing Administrator"" -mgr ""CN=Kosinm01,OU=UsersM2,OU=Accounts,OU=PL2,DC=Domain,DC=net"" -dept ""OTC"" -tel . -mi . -desc ."

Instead of :

 dsadd user "CN=HGTEST01,OU=UsersM2,OU=Accounts,OU=PL2,DC=Domain,DC=net" -disabled no -pwd Windows2111 -upn -fn "sds"-ln "Test" -mobile  . -display "sds Test" -company "Global Shared Services" -acctexpires never -Title "Billing Administrator" -mgr "CN=Kosinm01,OU=UsersM2,OU=Accounts,OU=PL2,DC=Domain,DC=net" -dept "OTC" -tel . -mi . -desc .
Capture.JPGthe script that I used is :
Dim Command As String

Dim myFile As String, rng As Range, cellValue As Variant, i As Integer, j As Integer

Set rng = Worksheets("HGSS").Cells(3, 23)

myFile = "C:\Users\Admmelinr01\Desktop\test2.ps1"

fnum = FreeFile()
Open myFile For Output As #fnum

    For i = 1 To rng.Rows.Count
    For j = 1 To rng.Columns.Count
    cellValue = rng.Cells(i, j).Value
    If j = rng.Columns.Count Then
    Write #fnum, cellValue
    Write #fnum, cellValue,
End If

 Next j
Next i

Close #fnum

Call Shell("powershell -noexit -file ""C:\Users\admmelinr01\Desktop\test2.ps1""", vbMaximizedFocus)

Application.Wait (Now + TimeValue("0:00:10"))

Kill myFile

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Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
dsadd is a commandline tool, so why do you try to run it in PowerShell?
I cannot tell why VBA is enclosing the cell content in double quotes when writing to the file, sorry.
Razvan MelinteService Desk level 2 support analystAuthor Commented:
I need the commandline dsadd to be runed in Powershell so I can automatically created ad AD account.
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
No, you need to use New-ADUser in PowerShell, or run dsadd in a cmd prompt ;-). But if you insist on using dsadd, replace Write with Print, so text is not getting enclosed in double quotes again before writing into the file.

As said, I recommend to build the PS1 file completely including start-sleep 10 to wait for 10 seconds.
Jose Gabriel Ortega CastroCEO Faru Bonon IT - EE Solution ExpertCommented:
Or you can just export the content in csv and the the values from a single file in ps1. It doesn't have any sense to complicate a simple task like creating a new user like that.
I agree with qlemo
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