ConvertTo-HTML changing output

This topic contains 2 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  Jeff Lovell 2 years, 6 months ago.

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  • #24077

    Jeff Lovell
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    Hello! I am pulling health data from a HP server using GWMI and it brings back the expected data if I just run ir, but when I go to use ConvertTo-HTML the info changes. Here is the code I am using;

    gwmi HP_PowerSupply -Namespace root/HPQ | where-object {$_.DeviceID -eq 'Power Supply 2'} | Select StatusDescriptions

    This yields

    StatusDescriptions
    ————————-
    {Power Supply is operating properly}

    When I add a pipe and ConvertTo-HTML -Fragment the output changes to

    
    *
    System.String[]
    

    So the column header changes to just an * and the actual data is now System.String[]

    Ideas? Thanks!!

    Jeff

  • #24079

    Sam Boutros
    Participant

    ConvertTo-HTML -Fragment is expecting string but is getting an object. Try:

    (gwmi HP_PowerSupply -Namespace root/HPQ | where-object {$_.DeviceID -eq 'Power Supply 2'}).StatusDescriptions
    

    and pipe that to ConvertTo-HTML -Fragment

  • #24084

    Jeff Lovell
    Participant

    Thanks!!! I also found out I could bracket the StatusDesccriptions. Once I thought about it that is what I figured was happening.

    Jeff

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