Simple Formatting of Output

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  • #49784

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    I am trying to get the @{n='length (MB)';e= {$_.length/1MB}} to display in say 15.47 and not 15.477776998, is there an easy way to get this formatting in the below powershell?

    $filepath = "C:\temp"

    $Items = Get-ChildItem -Path $filepath -Recurse -Force

    $files = $items | ? {!$_.PsIsContainer }

    $files | Select-Object -Property @{n='FileName';e={$}}, @{n='length (MB)';e= {$_.length/1MB}} | Sort-Object -Property 'length (MB)' -Descending | Out-GridView

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    Hi Andrew,

    You've got two options:

    1. Round the numbers to the specified number of decimal places:

    [System.Decimal]::Round($_.Length/1MB, 2)

    2. Convert it to a string and format it using the .NET formatting feature:


    I hope that helps.


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    Thanks Daniel – been banging my head on the wall for a while – cheers

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    I'd have....

    $files | Select-Object -Property @{n='FileName';e={$}}, @{n='length (MB)';e={ '{0:N2}' -f ($_.length/1MB) } | Sort-Object -Property 'length (MB)' -Descending | Out-GridView

    Formatting (-f) operator. Uses the same notation as the ToString() trick above.

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