PowerTip: Easily create a PowerShell array

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 4 Dec. 2013 / Last Updated on 4 Dec. 2013]

How to create easily a Windows PowerShell array

Here's a tip from my colleague Ed Wilson (a.k.a. The Scripting Guy at Microsoft) that shows you how to create easily a Windows PowerShell array:

Question: What is the easiest way to create an array of 10 numbers?

Answer: Use the range operator. This appears here:

$array = 1..10

Ed Wilson is the bestselling author of eight books about Windows Scripting, including Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step, and Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Steps. He writes a daily blog about Windows PowerShell call Hey, Scripting Guy! that is hosted on the Microsoft TechNet Script Center; for more PowerTips check out the Hey, Scripting Guy! blog.

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The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a well-known expert on Windows Server administration and cloud computing technologies. He has published over a thousand articles on information technology topics and has written, contributed to or been series editor for over 50 books.

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