array with single quotes This topic contains 4 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by Christian Sandfeld 10 months, 3 weeks ago. Author Posts May 3, 2016 at 6:47 am #38517 Nick BrittonParticipant I am attempting to use an array of servers that i have in a sql query. But for that i need each server to be listed with single quotes. Here is what i have: $serverarray = @(server1, server2, server3) for the query to work i need to build a query command file. I am doing this with: $sqlcmd = "some long sting here including ('server1', 'server2', 'server3')" $sqlcmd |out-file -encoding ascii -filepath $filepathvar How can i get the servers to list with single ticks? May 3, 2016 at 7:51 am #38520 Bob McCoyParticipant Put the single quotes within double quotes or use a here-string. $serverarray = @("'server1'", "'server2'", "'server3'") – or – $serverarray = @" 'server1' 'server2' 'server3' "@ -split "`r`n" $sqlcmd = "some long sting here including ($($serverarray -join ','))" $sqlcmd | out-file -encoding ascii -filepath $filepathvar May 3, 2016 at 10:35 am #38534 Christian SandfeldParticipant You can also do like this: $sqlcmd = "some long sting here including ('$($serverarray -join "','")')" May 3, 2016 at 12:12 pm #38542 Nick BrittonParticipant Thanks Christian , that is exactly what i was looking to do. That will allow me to use the same array of servers for multiple purposes. May 4, 2016 at 6:31 am #38574 Christian SandfeldParticipant Happy to help Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.