Build LDAP - Array of arrays, with different sizes / Powershell


How would you build a LDAP path from arrays with different sizes? (in a function)

{"firm", "Boston", "Cinema", "HR"} -> "LDAP://ou=HR,ou=Cinema,ou=Boston,ou=firm, dc=MyFirm,dc=local"
{"firm", "NY", "Sales", } -> "LDAP://ou=Sales,ou=NY,ou=firm, dc=MyFirm,dc=local"
{"firm", "Boston", "Marketing", "A","B"} -> "LDAP://ou=B,ou=A,ou=Marketing,ou=Boston,ou=firm, dc=MyFirm,dc=local"

Static: (dc=MyFirm,dc=local)
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Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
function join-ldappath([String[]] $ou, [String] $dc)
  $path = $dc
  $ou |% { $path = "ou=$_,$path" }

# Usage:
join-ldappath -ou 'firm', 'Boston', 'Marketing', 'A', 'B'  -dc 'dc=MyFirm,dc=local'

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This accepts both an array as well as pipeline input, so for example:
Get-LdapPath -OUList "firm", "NY", "Sales"
"firm", "Boston", "Marketing", "A", "B" | Get-LdapPath
Function Get-LdapPath {
	[Parameter(Mandatory=$true, ValueFromPipeline=$true)]
	[string]$DC = 'dc=MyFirm,dc=local'
	Begin {
		$OUs = @()
	Process {
		$OUList | ForEach-Object {$OUs += $_}
	End {
		Return "LDAP://OU=$($OUs -join ',OU='),$($DC)"

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You're not passing a string array to the function.You're passing an object or a hash table with a property/key "org", which then has the array you actually want to use as its value.
So something like
$a = New-Object -TypeName System.Collections.ArrayList
"firm", "Boston", "Cinema", "HR"  | % {[void]$a.Add($_)}
$co = [pscustomobject]@{'org' = $a}
Get-LdapPath -OUList $co

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Which will end up returning
You need to pass the contents of the "org" property/key, so something like
$a = New-Object -TypeName System.Collections.ArrayList
"firm", "Boston", "Cinema", "HR"  | % {[void]$a.Add($_)}
$co = [pscustomobject]@{'org' = $a}
Get-LdapPath -OUList $

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Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
Did you try my code?
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