guywood
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Selecting specific value of a property

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Get-VIEvent -Start (Get-Date).AddHours(-14) -MaxSamples ([int]::MaxValue) |

where {$_.GetType().Name -eq "TaskEvent"}

Lists all TaskEvents from the last 14 hours - good

However, I want to select date/time, message and VM name

date/time and message no problem just:

select CreatedTime, FullFormattedMessage

No idea how to get VM name so I can export this lot into a CSV.  VM name is a value (what is this called? Property attribute?) within the VM property of the Get-VIEvent object.  I just don't know how to extrapolate this particular single piece of a property into my output.  If I wanted just the name with no other info then:

select -ExpandProperty Vm

would work fine but I want the name alongside date/time and message.

Help please!

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LucD
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Try like this, it uses a calculated property to fetch the entityname from the TaskInfo object

Get-VIEvent -Start (Get-Date).AddHours(-14) -MaxSamples ([int]::MaxValue) |

where {$_.GetType().Name -eq "TaskEvent"} |

Select CreatedTime, FullFormattedMessage,@{N='Entity';E={$_.Info.EntityName}}


Blog: lucd.info  Twitter: @LucD22  Co-author PowerCLI Reference

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LucD
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Try like this, it uses a calculated property to fetch the entityname from the TaskInfo object

Get-VIEvent -Start (Get-Date).AddHours(-14) -MaxSamples ([int]::MaxValue) |

where {$_.GetType().Name -eq "TaskEvent"} |

Select CreatedTime, FullFormattedMessage,@{N='Entity';E={$_.Info.EntityName}}


Blog: lucd.info  Twitter: @LucD22  Co-author PowerCLI Reference

guywood
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LucD, the legend, thanks!

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