I beleive that I am experiancing a known issue with piping data to the format-table function. When I run the below script it errors out on the format table. The connect-nacontroller executes and then this error is given on the get-nacifsshare line. Does anyone have an alternative method for me to execute this and get the data formated as a table?
out-lineoutput : The object of type "Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.Internal.Format.FormatStartData" is not valid or not in the correct sequence. This is likely caused by a user-specified "format-table" command which is conflicting with the default form
Your issue is stemming from the Select-Object command inside the for-loop. $a.name is not a property of the object returned by Get-NaCifsShare, so Powershell is getting confused. You can use a script parameter to achieve the result you are looking for:
There is also the issue that the Connect-NaController invocation is writing a controller object to the pipeline, while Get-NaCifsShare is writing share objects to the pipeline. Format-Table doesn't know how to render a table using two different object types. Just assign the controller result to a variable to prevent that. This simple example works for me:
Name MountPoint ShareName ---- ---------- --------- dunn /etc ETC$ dunn / C$ dunn /vol/clinton_backup clinton_backup dunn /vol/vol2 test dunn /vol/vol2 test2 dunn /vol/vol0/home HOME dunn /vol/vol1 share1 dunn /vol/vol2 share2 dunn /vol/ben_test ben_test dunn /vol/ben_test2 ben_test2
Name MountPoint ShareName ---- ---------- --------- benson /etc ETC$ benson /vol/vol0/home HOME benson / C$
Fantastic! I thought Connect-NaController was somehow included and that's what the formater was choking on. Thanks for the help.
Here is the final code and a sample of the XML file is attached. Not a very complicated script but I think the use of XML file and being able to format the data as a table makes this for a starting foundation for more complicated reports.