Still working on my stuff for www.nic2012.com

 

I had to flatten some data, send it into a nested runbook

then split it into multi-data values again, forcing Orchestrator to run the next activities multiple times.

 

When selecting how to flatten you have the following options:

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By default it is set to ,

problem is that when I have to convert it back into multi value data, by using a “run .Net Script” activity,  this separator is OK, but I have to do something like:

This is because when using “run .Net script” , the output will only become multi-value data, when the output variable is a collection of PowerShell elements.

to define a list of elements we do like this:

we could use other method to create a String array, but orchestrator does not convert a simple value string array into multi-value data.

But I got a great idea!

If I type the separator like:

“,”

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then the flatten data will end up as

test”,”test2

that’s great!

because in my PowerShell script I can do this:

this means the runtime script will look like:

Perfect! It works!

Orchestrator is outputting multi-value data after the script.

 

Maybe there is a better way, maybe even without powershell, but I have not found it yet!

Please comment if you have any suggestions!