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PowerShell Deep Dives by Edited by Jeffery Hicks, Richard Siddaway, Oisín Grehan, and Aleksandar Nikoli

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Chapter 12. Tips and tricks for creating complex or advanced HTML reports with PowerShell

Jonathan Medd

One of PowerShell’s most common uses is to collect data and then generate reports from that data, which makes it an excellent tool. PowerShell can export data for reporting purposes to a number of different formats, including CSV, XML, and HTML. But typically you can only export the data in a raw form, and you’ll have to use other tools to make the report look pretty.

In this chapter I’ll show you ways to improve the quality of an HTML-based report using PowerShell tips and tricks, without needing to depend on other tools. By means of a Systems Inventory report example you’ll see what you can achieve with a small amount of extra knowledge. ...

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