exclude data with Export-csv RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am using a workflow and within the workflow I use pscustomobjects.  The get-wmiobject information I get from each machine is there in my .csv file but I also see 3 additional columns.   PSComputerName PSShowComputerName PSSourceJobInstanceId

    How do I exclude these from being written to the .csv file?

    workflow Get-PCData {
    $computers = (Get-ADComputer -Filter * -SearchBase "ou=Test,dc=company,dc=org").Name
    ForEach -Parallel -ThrottleLimit 5000 ($machine in $computers) {
    if (Test-Connection -ComputerName $machine -Count 1 ) {
        $ComputerInfo = Get-WMIObject -class Win32_ComputerSystem -PSComputerName $machine -Property *
        $computerName = $ComputerInfo.name
        $computerModel = $ComputerInfo.Model
        $osInfo= Get-WMIObject -Class Win32_Operatingsystem -PSComputerName $machine
        $getip = ([version](Test-Connection $machine -Count 1).IPV4Address.IPAddressToString).Build; 
        $desc = (Get-ADComputer $machine -Properties Description).description
        $BiosInfo = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_BIOS -PSComputerName $machine -Property *
        $BIOSVer = $BiosInfo.SMBIOSBIOSVersion
        $BIOSMan = $BiosInfo.Manufacturer
            'OS Version'=$osInfo.Version
            'OS Type'=$osInfo.Caption
            'IP vLan'=$getip
            'BIOS Version'=$BIOSVer
    Get-PCData | export-csv "c:\temp\PCData.csv" -NoTypeInformation 


    Thursday, July 13, 2017 4:54 PM

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  • Select-Object * -Exclude PSComputerName,PSShowComputerName,PSSourceJobInstanceId


    Thursday, July 13, 2017 5:00 PM
  • You say it is the Get-WMIObject that is giving you the extra properties, but you have three different calls, so which everyone it is why not pipe over to Select-Object and select only the properties you want?

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    Thursday, July 13, 2017 5:02 PM
  •     $BiosInfo = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_BIOS -PSComputerName $machine -Property *
        $BIOSVer = $BiosInfo.SMBIOSBIOSVersion
        $BIOSMan = $BiosInfo.Manufacturer

    Hi, you said to use select-object, isn't that what I'm basically doing above?  I then write this out in the PSCustomObjects

    'BIOS Version'=$BIOSVer


    Thursday, July 13, 2017 5:18 PM
  • Heads up.

    All collections returned from a workflow have the workflow identities added.  They can be filtered as noted above.

    There is also a command line switch on the workflow call that will remove them.

    They cannot be removed inside the workflow.


    Thursday, July 13, 2017 5:21 PM
  • I repeat ...  it must be done outside of the workflow. 


    Thursday, July 13, 2017 5:22 PM