Catching error in Text file

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  • #26545
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    Thomas Cuddy


    I've built my script and it is working correctly for updating and changing the URL as I require. The second part is if an error is thrown out I want the URL, Date/time and the error to be put in to a text file.

    At the moment it is recording the URL and Date/time for everything and if an error it is capturing date/time, URL and the Error.

    Because the script is running a lot of times I just want it to return a result to the notepad file on occasions where there is an error. What is it I'm doing wrong?

    function New-SPsiteURL{
        [String]$logFile = 'c:\Powershell Exports\Url to title errors.txt'
    foreach ($line in (import-csv "C:\Powershell Exports\Newsitelist.csv")) {
            get-spweb -identity $line.url -ea silentlycontinue -ev myerr | set-spweb -relativeurl $line.title   
    # }
            Get-date | Out-file $logfile -append
            $line.url | Out-File $LogFile -append
            $myerr | Out-File $logfile -append                  
     #               }
  • #26546
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    Simon Wåhlin

    Try{}Catch{} only catches terminating errors.

    -ea silentlycontinue will make all errors non-terminating and there by not cought, change this to -ErrorAction Stop to make the errors terminating.

  • #26547
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    Richard Diphoorn

    Also take a look at this nice function. I'm using it in my scripts:

    Function – Write-Log

  • #26603
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    Thomas Cuddy

    Perfect, Thanks for the info. Great help.


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