Module Manifest Help

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  • #16079
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    Stephen Yeadon
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    I have created a module that requires the sqlps module in order to work. The module I have created is a module manifest. Within the module manifest i have the following line NestedModules = @('sqlps', DatabaseDeployment', 'etc'). This loads the sqlps module before loading the DatabaseDeployment module etc. I have a couple of questions.

    Is there a way to load the sqlps module with disable name checking enabled but keeping the sqlps module local to my modules scope.
    Is there a way of executing code to initialize the environment after the modules have loaded. ScriptsToProcess seems to execute prior to loading the modules. I want to do this to change the PSDrive.
    Is there a way to include all of the functions, cmdlets etc for export excluding the sqlps ones. I don't want to expose sqlps I just want to consume it. Currently i am using FunctionsToExport = '*'.

    Thanks in advance

  • #16089
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    Don Jones
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    Is there a way to load the sqlps module with disable name checking enabled but keeping the sqlps module local to my modules scope.
    – You could load the module from within your script module. That'd give you the ability to only export the commands you want – which can exclude anything in sqlps. Or, you can accomplish the same thing in the manifest, if you prefer.

    Is there a way of executing code to initialize the environment after the modules have loaded. ScriptsToProcess seems to execute prior to loading the modules. I want to do this to change the PSDrive.
    – Any code in the root module that isn't in a function will run with the module loads.

    Is there a way to include all of the functions, cmdlets etc for export excluding the sqlps ones. I don't want to expose sqlps I just want to consume it. Currently i am using FunctionsToExport = '*'.
    – Change FunctionsToExport to include only yours. If you were smart and put a noun prefix on yours, then you can use a partial wildcard.

  • #16092
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    Stephen Yeadon
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    Don thanks for taking the time to answer my question, everything worked as you suggested. I think that I will leave the sqlps import where it is, otherwise remove-module MyModule will not remove sqlps as it will have been defined outside of the scope of the module. Or at least that is my understanding.

    Thanks once again

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