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Pulling specific info from Properties when it is a hashtable RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm using the Get-AzureRmResource cmdlet, and for the output I'm selecting only Name and Properties because properties contains creationTime which is what I'm after.  How do I pull only the creationTime and omit everything else?  

    I tried select-object Name, Properties.creationDate but that does not work.  Instead I get all the information in the Properties hashtable.  My goal here is once I can isolate the creationDate, to then convert it to something more readable.

    Thanks for your help!

    Name                                   Properties
    ----                                   ----------
    VMImage1                       @{vhd=; description=slim; author=; creationDate=2017-12-12T20:21:28.9685824+00:00;}
    VMImage2                     @{vhd=; description=long; author=; creationDate=2017-12-12T20:40:03.2183175+00:00;}

    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 4:39 PM

Answers

  • Try:

    select -expand properties | select name,value


    \_(ツ)_/

    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 11:10 PM

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  • Maybe try

    Select-Object Name, @{Name='Creation Date';Expression={$_.Properties["CreationDate"]}}


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    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 5:28 PM
  • Thank you for your response and help! I tried using it, but the Creation Date column in the output is blank. I'll keep trying different variations.  
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 10:47 PM
  • Try:

    select -expand properties | select name,value


    \_(ツ)_/

    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 11:10 PM
  • This worked.  Thank you!  Using -ExpandProperty on Select broke down the Properties hashtable so I could then call things out inside of it.  It ended up looking like this:

    select -ExpandProperty properties | select Name, creationDate



    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 11:30 PM