I want to use a csv to import multiple licences at once


I created a csv to create a user and add a licence at the same time with a csv.
Here is my csv:

Sandrine@emic.be,Sanne,Voka545464,be, …

When i run this with one LicenseSkuID it works perfect. But I am trying to figuring out how to do it when I need to assign multipile licences to a user.

I tried to put an array in my csv but that did not work.

This is my command:
$addpath = “C:\Users\rens.sergier\Desktop\addusers.csv”
import-csv $addpath | foreach { New-Msoluser -UserPrincipalName $.UserPrincipalName -Displayname $.displayname -Password $.Password -UsageLocation $.UsageLocation -LicenseAssignment $_.LicenseAssignment -ForceChangePassword $false}

Is this possible or not. I did not find an answer on the internet.

Thank you for your help!

From the official online help: New-MsolUser (MSOnline) | Microsoft Docs

“[-LicenseAssignment <String>]”

This means the “LicenseAssignment” parameter accepts multiple strings.

You will need to split the “LicenseAssignment” property. How is this property formatted in the csv file?

You can also try looping through a list of licenses instead of a list of users.

I have no experience with “New-Msoluser” but you may try adding the users first from the list of users and then assigning the licenses from a list of licenses.

Is there a cmdlet that assigns the license without creating the user?


Set-MsolUserLicense (MSOnline) | Microsoft Docs

When you import from a CSV, everything is a string, it contains no data types (e.g. dates, currency, etc.). You will need to convert it to an array:

PS C:\Users\rasim> $csv = @"
"@ | ConvertFrom-Csv


IsPublic IsSerial Name                                     BaseType
-------- -------- ----                                     --------
True     True     String                                   System.Object

PS C:\Users\rasim> $myCsvData = $csv | Select User, @{Name="License";Expression={$_.License -split ';'}}

PS C:\Users\rasim> $myCsvData[1].License.GetType()

IsPublic IsSerial Name                                     BaseType    
-------- -------- ----                                     --------    
True     True     Object[]                                 System.Array
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Thank for your hulp!
I tried some things and I find a solution that works perfect in my scenario:

#Connecteren, path definiëren naar uw csv en AccountSku opvragen
$cred = Get-Credential
Connect-MsolService -Credential $cred
Connect-ExchangeOnline -Credential $cred
$addpath = "C:\Users\rens.sergier\Desktop\Powershell Scripts\addusers.csv"
$Tenant = Get-MsolCompanyInformation | Select Displayname | foreach {$_.Displayname}

#CSV importeren en de user aanmaken + koppelen licentie
#Ook in uw CSV altijd de licentienamen in quotes plaatsen!!!
import-csv $addpath | foreach { 
    if($_.License2 -ne $null) {
        New-Msoluser -UserPrincipalName $_.UserPrincipalName -Displayname $_.DisplayName -Password $_.Password `
        -LicenseAssignment $_.License1,$_.License2 -UsageLocation "BE" -ForceChangePassword $false
    }else {
        New-Msoluser -UserPrincipalName $_.UserPrincipalName -Displayname $_.DisplayName -Password $_.Password `
        -LicenseAssignment $_.License1 -UsageLocation "BE" -ForceChangePassword $false

#Displayname veranderen met het bedrijf erachter
import-csv $addpath | foreach { 
$UPN = Get-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName $_.UserPrincipalName | Select UserPrincipalName | foreach {$_.UserPrincipalname} 
$OldDisplayName = Get-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName $_.UserPrincipalName | Select DisplayName | foreach {$_.Displayname} 
Set-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName $UPN -DisplayName ($OldDisplayName + " | " + $Tenant)