Archive for the ‘PrimalCSV’ Category


 

How would you change PrimalCSV?

Thursday, August 15th, 2013 by Alex Riedel
PrimalCSV is another one of our community tools up for a review. As CSV is one of the file formats frequently used by administrators to transport large amounts of data from one script to the other, the need for a specialized tool is pretty clear. Whether you just need to see a file to verify its correct structure or need to actually edit the file to adapt the output of a one-off PowerShell command to the input for a script, PrimalCSV has the basics. Because it's a single exe file, it is pretty easy to use without installation. On a…   More »

Docking windows and tabbed views

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 by Alex Riedel
All SAPIEN Software has docking panels of some kind or another. Combine a multi-tabbed environment like PrimalScript with docked multi-tabbed panels and it can get a bit overwhelming if you dragged your output windows somewhere by accident and can't get it back to where you think it should be. Let's look at the overall layout of PrimalScript:   As soon as you start dragging a panel group or a panel the docking guides appear as shown above.You can drag an entire group of tabbed panels by grabbing the active panel by its caption as shown above. If you only want…   More »

Scripting Toolkit ISO available for download

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 by Ferdinand Rios
For some time now, SAPIEN has been distributing a free "Scripting Toolkit" CD at various trade shows and events. This CD contains copies of all of our free tools, trial versions of our paid applications, samples of our ebooks and training videos and other cool stuff. All of this stuff is available individually for download on our various sites. But because you have asked for it, we have made available the ISO image that we use to burn all of this cool stuff onto CD. So with one (rather large) download, you can get the full CD's worth of scripting…   More »

Export-CSV, now what?

Friday, May 7th, 2010 by Alex Riedel
PowerShell 2.0 has added the ability to export and import objects and store them as CSV files. CSV (Comma Separated Values) files have been a common file format since they where first used around 1967 on IBM mainframes and have been in constant use since then. If you need to edit CSV files most people use Microsoft Excel, which registers as the default editor for the .CSV extension. This is fine on your desktop or laptop computer, but when was the last time you found a Windows 2008 R2 server with Microsoft Office installed? At that point, your friendly neighborhood…   More »