xml help

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      in this xml, what are FTP, SSHFTP, and Share considered/called, and how would I extract them with powershell? in other words, if I wanted to populate an array with type, Id, Name, where “type” is ftp, sshftp, or share, how would I get the type with powershell?

      I’ve imported it with get-content as [xml] and I can get to $xml.settings.hosts.

      from there, if I do $xml.settings.hosts.ftp, I see a chart (looks like an array, but get-member tells me it’s an xmlelement) with all the ftp IDs and Names, but I don’t actually see the label “ftp” anywhere. and the parentnode is “hosts,” not “ftp.”

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      FTP here is a not a type, its an XML element even if its a type your purpose. You can use get_name() method which will give the element name.

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      convert your xml to PScutomerobject then you will get more flexibility to use it
      Example: (Easy way as I don’t know how you going to use this xml file ) as below example below 3 PowerShell objects created
      $PSObjectftp,$PSObjectSSHFTP,$PSObjectShare

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      get_name() got the job done. I didn’t see that in the list of methods when I did get-member. i’m sure there’s a good reason for that. I see these.

      GetAttribute
      GetAttributeNode
      GetElementsByTagName
      GetEnumerator
      GetHashCode
      GetNamespaceOfPrefix
      GetPrefixOfNamespace
      GetType

       

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      do Get-Member with -Force

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