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Pass Service Application ID into PowerShell variable

  Asked By: Tracie    Date: Aug 15    Category: MOSS    Views: 3518

While I understand that this is a SharePoint forum, and I have a PowerShell
question, this does related to SharePoint and my Google-Fu and Web-Jitsu are
useless to me at this point.

In a PowerShell script that I am writing, I need to capture the ID of a Single
Service Application and store that in a variable to use later.

The following line will get me narrowed down to a single service application,
but it lists the Display Name, Type Name, and ID. I need to narrow it down to
just the ID.

$ID = (Get-SPServiceApplication | where-object {$_.TypeName -eq "<Service
Application Type goes here>"})

I saw something somewhere once but I am having absolutely no luck finding it

I would greatly appreciate any help that anyone can offer on this one.



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Ali Javed     Answered On: Aug 15

What are you going to use that $ID variable for? Whatever you use it for
should be able to take the SPServiceApplication object the way it is. If
you need the ID as a string, and it's not getting converted correctly
you could get it like this:


You could also restrict the $ID variable to the object's ID like this:

$ID = (Get-SPServiceApplication | where-object {$_.TypeName -eq

Application Type goes here>"} | select ID

That's kind of clunky though.

You could also do this to cast $ID as a string:

[string]$ID = Get-SPServiceApplication | where-object {$_.TypeName -eq
"<Service Application Type goes here>"} | select ID

Answer #2    Answered By: Karrie Wooten     Answered On: Aug 15

I don't care if it is clunky as long as it works. That is exactly what I needed.

Answer #3    Answered By: Alan West     Answered On: Aug 15

You can do it in two lines...

> $ServiceApp = (Get-SPServiceApplication | where-object {$_.TypeName -eq
"<Service Application Type goes here>"})
> $ServiceApp.Id

That should do it.

Answer #4    Answered By: Maribel Todd     Answered On: Aug 15

Refactored it onto one line. Sorry about the dual reply...

$ID = (Get-SPServiceApplication | where-object {$_.TypeName -eq "<Service
Application Type goes here>"}).Id

Simply add the ".Id" to the end. The expression in the parens equates to the
service application object, so you can easily access its Id field.

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