Passing a function result for parameter list?

This topic contains 3 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  Mark Smith 4 months, 1 week ago.

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  • #89498

    Mark Smith

    Good evening all!

    I have a database and two functions.

    In the database, I have a table that holds all log entries from PS scripts I run and tie in logging. Typically, that table's record will have an entry like this:

    TimeStamp | ScriptName | Action | Result | Notes | System (for computer touched by the script).

    I have a function created that will list for me all scripts listed in that table that have run in the last month. It's basically called, "FUNCTION List-LoggedScripts". If I run this script, I'll get a result like:


    Those results, above, are the scripts, again, that have been run in the last month.

    I have a second function that will allow me to pull the logs from the last run of a script. This script is called "Get-LatestLogs". It's structured something like this:

    FUNCTION Get-LatestLogs ($scriptName){

    Instead of typing in a $scriptName answer explicitly, I'll like to be able to pikc from the results of the first function List-LoggedScripts at the time that I run the command, seeing the options from a drop down when I type:

    Get-LatestLogs -scriptName DROPDOWNHERE

    I have Googled to no avail. I see where you can add an array, but not create an array from a function and add it on the fly.

    Possible? Help?

    Thanks for anything ya'll can offer.


  • #89500

    John Steele

    If I understand your scenario correctly, Out-Gridview -PassThru might be what you're looking for. This will let you choose the scripts from your first function and send it out.

    Consider the small example below:

    function ProcessDropDown($process) {
        Write-Warning "You chose process: $($process.Name)"
    ProcessDropDown(Get-Process | Out-GridView -PassThru)

    Running that code and choosing the Powershell process will give you the following output:

    WARNING: You chose process: powershell
  • #89512

    Sam Boutros

    Mark, you didn't find what you're looking for because you didn't know what it's called. It's called 'Dynamic Parameter'.
    Here's a script that shows about how to do this, and I'm sure that now you know what to google for you'll find a lot more info online. Please post your progress..

    • #89620

      Mark Smith

      This is what I was looking for. Took me a quick minute to figure out how to implement according to my needs but it's up and running as needed now. Thank you!

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