Variable with space

If I have a variable input is passed with space it causes the follow on commandlet to fail.

 

i.e

get-vbrjob from veeam if the jobs have spaces when I pass it to vbrjobobject it fails because the jobs from the passed variable has spaces.

i.e

Test job 1
Test backup job 2
Test backup monthly

when the $var is passed it fails because of the space.
 

enclose the var in quotes

would it be

“$var”

Either single or double should work. The main difference is double qoutes will attempt to expand variables and single qoutes are literal:

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> $test = "a zombie"

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> "Rob was chased by $test"
Rob was chased by a zombie

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> 'Rob was chased by $test'
Rob was chased by $test

I’m not sure I follow your question. Are you saying the variable name has spaces or your variable has a value <string> with spaces in it? For information on naming variables look here. Bottom line to have spaces in a variable name you would place it in curly braces like this.

${hello world} = "Some text"

String literals with spaces should be in quotes. Single quotes are literal and double-quotes can interpolate. You can read more about that here.

If you post your actual code I might be able to help you further.

Add-PSSnapin VeeamPSSnapin
“$jobs” = (Get-VBRJob).name

ForEach-Object ($job in “’$jobs’”)
{
Get-VBRJobObject -Name $job
}

here is the list of items that I’m passing from a cmdlet as you can see most of the list has spaces. What I’m really trying to accomplish is to pass this data to another cmdlet however it fails. I wonder if I have to split each item in the list into a separate item (not sure how to do that) because it still fails when I put the vatiable in quotes i.e “$jobs”.

VMware Daily-Weekly-Monthly GFS-1 8D-RP_52W_RP-12M-RP
Weekly Saturday Backup Group-1 Saturday GFS1 0D-RP_4W-RP_12M-RP
Twice Week Days VMware Backup Group-1
VMware Daily-Weekly-Monthly GFS-2 (4 D-RP 52 W-RP 12 M-RP)
Weekly VMware Backup Group-1 No-GFS
Weekly Sunday VMware Group-1 No-GFS
VMware Twice Daily GFS-1 8D-RP_52W_RP-12M-RP
VMware No Daily Weekly Monthly GFS-2 0D-RP_26W_RP-12M-RP
Weekly Saturday VMware Group-1 No-GFS
Weekly Saturday
EOL Server Backup
Week Days VMware Backup Group-4
Week Day VMware Backup Group-6-NWLK
Week Days VMware Backup Group-6
Weekly VMware Saturday-Group-1
Physical Twice Daily GFS-1 8D-RP_26W_RP-12M-RP
VMware No Daily Weekly Monthly GFS-1 0D-RP_13W_RP-0M-RP
Week Days VMware Backup Group-2
Week Days VMware Backup Group-3
Week Days VMware Backup Group-1
Weekly Folder GFS-1 0D-RP_26-RP_0M-RP
Weekly Sunday VMware Group-1-NWLK

This should be all you need:

Add-PSSnapin VeeamPSSnapin
$jobs = Get-VBRJob

forEach ( $job in $jobs) {
    Get-VBRJobObject -Name $job.Name
}