Split values to matrix

Hello guys,
I’m new in Powershell and I’m stuck to import values to a matrix:

I’ve a variable that receive values in this format:
$content
[ “value1”, “value2”, “value3”,“value4”,“value5”]

how can I move to a matrix:
$list= @’{
A =" “;
B =” “;
C =” “;
D =” “;
E =” ";
}

to have this result
$list.A > value 1
$list.B > value 2
$list.C > value 3
$list.D > value 4
$list.E > value 5

Best Regards
Alessandro

Please edit your post using the </> button to format your code properly. This makes it much easier for people to read and to copy/paste for testing.

I’m a bit confused by your question as the sample data doesn’t really explain what you’re after. Please can you clarify:

Is $content a string object like this '["value1","value2","value3","value4","value5"]' or an array of values like this @('value1','value2','value3','value4','value5')?

You say you want a matrix, but a matrix is a multi-dimensional array and you’re using the syntax for a dictionary or hashtable, which is made up of key/value pairs. The hashtable would seem more appropriate but what is it that you actually want?

When outputting the results, do you want the greater than > symbol in the output?

Hello Matt,
thank you so much for your reply.

$url.content is a value received from a Invoke-WebRequest. I receive it with a format
[“value1”,“value2”,“value3”,“value4”,“value5”]’

I need to use the “value5” as filename.

how can I export the values?

Treat it as a string and split it on the comma:

This will remove the [ ] and ":

$splits = $url.content -replace '\[|\]|"' -split ','

You can then process the $splits array which will contain

'value1','value2','value3','value4','value5'

So if you wanted to get it into a hashtable you could do the following. Because I’m not sure if you always have five values, I use a variable so that I can start at ‘A’ and go up through the alphabet as needed:

$ht = [ordered]@{}
$i = 0
$charVal = 65

while ($i -lt $splits.Count) {
    $ht.Add(
        ([CHAR]($charVal+$i)).ToString(),$splits[$i]
    )
    $i++
}

$ht

Name                           Value
----                           -----
A                              value1
B                              value2
C                              value3
D                              value4
E                              value5

To access an individual value in the table, specifiy the key:

$ht['A']

value1
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thank you so much Matt!!! It’s work.