New to PowerShell loop throught CSV

I have been looking at different post and articles but cant figure out how to go through a CSV file line by line and when it see a name in lets say column F it then writes a new name in column J. I will have different names in column F that I want to write out in column J. This is what I have so far but can seem to figure out how to proceed.

A B C D E F G H

Machine Type OS name Owner Tag Name Publisher Version

Com1 srv Windows bob 123 Windows 2016 Microsoft 2016

Com2 srv Linux Jake 456 Linux Redhat 6.2

$csv = Get-ChildItem -Path “C:\temp\Landesk Server Software Inventory*.csv”
$modifiedcsv = @()
$importcsv = Import-Csv $csv
# loop though rows
foreach ($row in $importcsv) {
#? Create logic to lookup $row.column name in your lookup table for common names
If ($row.Type0 -eq 'Windows*') {
$row."Name" = "$($row.name)"
Write-Host $row."Microsoft Windows 2016 Standard".Range(k1:k1)
} Else {

}
$row | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name "Common Name" -Value $commonname -PassThru
  $emptyhash += $row

  If ($row.Type0 -eq 'Linux*') {
$row."Name" = "$($row.name)"
Write-Host $row."Redhat".Range(k1:k1)
} Else {

}
$row | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name "Common Name" -Value $commonname -PassThru
  $emptyhash += $row
}
$modifiedcsv | Export-csv -nti $filename

It might be me but your code looks a little confusing to me. Let’s start a little smaller.

$RawData = @’
Machine,Type,OS name,Owner,Tag,Name,Publisher Version
Com1,srv,Windows,bob,123,Windows 2016,Microsoft 2016
Com2,srv,Linux,Jake,456,Linux,Redhat 6.2
'@ |
ConvertFrom-Csv

$RawData

RawData | Select-Object -Property *, @{ Name = 'CommonName'; Expression = { if (_.Name -like ‘Windows’) { ‘Windows’ }else { ‘Linux’ } }
} -OutVariable Result

$Result |
Format-Table -AutoSize


This code snippet uses a here string as input data converts it to structured csv data with ConvertTo-CSV and outputs it to the console. Then we pipe it to Select-Object and use a calculated property to check the column with the name “Name” if the content of that “cell” is like ‘Windows’. If it is it will output ‘Windows’. If it is not it will output ‘Linux’. Of course you can do a more sophisticated “check” if you like. :wink: Then we output the newly created data contained in the variable $Result and pipe it to Format-Table to display it to the console. Of course you can do whatever further step you like.

I recommend to read always the complete help including the examples for all cmdlets you’re about to use to learn how to use them.

$RawData = @'
Machine,Type,OS name,Owner,Tag,Name,Publisher Version
Com1,srv,Windows,bob,123,Windows 2016,Microsoft 2016
Com2,srv,Linux,Jake,456,Linux,Redhat 6.2
'@

$RawData | ConvertFrom-Csv |
Select-Object *,@{n='CommonName';exp={
# Add to switch statement if more OSNames are present
    switch ($_.Name)
    {
        {$_ -match '^windows'}{'Windows'}
        {$_ -match '^linux'}{'Linux'} 
        {$_ -match 'redhat linux'}{'Redhat'}    
    }
    }} 

I may have misunderstood your original question slightly. But if all you want to do is move data/add data in a csv this should do the trick. Just modify the table to take into account any new headings you want.

$ImportCSV = Import-CSV "C:\temp\Landesk Server Software Inventory CSV.csv"
<# - Test Data
$RawData = @'
Machine,Type,OS name,Owner,Tag,Name,Publisher Version
Com1,srv,Windows,bob,123,Windows 2016,Microsoft 2016
Com2,srv,Linux,Jake,456,Linux,Redhat 6.2
'@
$ImportCSV = $RawData | ConvertFrom-Csv
#>
$ExportCSVLocation = "C:\temp\Landesk Server Software Inventory CSV New.csv"
$Data = [System.Collections.ArrayList]@()
ForEach ($row in $ImportCSV)
    {
    If ($row.Name -like "*Windows*" -or $row.Name -like "*Linux*")
        {
        $Data.Add([pscustomobject]@{
            Machine = $row.Machine
            Type = $row.Type
            "OS Name" = $row."OS Name"
            Owner = $row.Owner
            Tag = $row.Tag
            Name = "" # <- This row can be filled with whatever you want to fill the name collumn with, or leave it blank
            "Publisher Version" = $row."Publisher Version"
            NewName = $row.Name # <- This is where we have moved the name row to.
            }) | Out-Null
        }
    else
        {
        $Data.Add([pscustomobject]@{
            Machine = $row.Machine
            Type = $row.Type
            "OS Name" = $row."OS Name"
            Owner = $row.Owner
            Tag = $row.Tag
            Name = $row.name
            "Publisher Version" = $row."Publisher Version"
            NewName = ""
            }) | Out-Null
        }
    }
$Data | Export-Csv -Path $ExportCSVLocation

This is how I figured out the code. Thanks everyone for your input.

$csv = Get-ChildItem -Path “C:\temp\Landesk Server Software Inventoryv2.csv” $modifiedcsv = @()
$importcsv = Import-Csv $csv
# loop though rows foreach ($row in $importcsv) { If ($row.publisher -like "Microsoft*") { $row | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name "Publisher - Common Name" -Value Microsoft -PassThru $modifiedcsv += $row } Elseif ($row.publisher -like "ABBYY*") { $row | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name "Publisher - Common Name" -Value ABBYY -PassThru $modifiedcsv += $row} Elseif ($row.publisher -like "Acro**") { $row | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name "Publisher - Common Name" -Value "Acro Software Inc." -PassThru $modifiedcsv += $row}
}
$modifiedcsv | Export-csv -nti c:\temp\test.csv