Out-Download

Send an object content to the client

Syntax

Out-Download -InputObject <Object> [-ContentType <String>] [-Name <String>]

Detailed Description

The cmdlet allows to send content of an object (FileInfo, Stream, String, String[] or Byte[]) to the client. This is used for example by report scripts to send the report in HTML, Json or Excel without saving the content of the object to the disk drive. You can specify an object type and file name to make sure the downloaded file is interpreted properly by the browser.

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Parameters

-InputObject  <Object>

Object content to be sent to the client. Object must be of one of the following types:

  • FileInfo,
  • Stream,
  • String,
  • String[],
  • Byte[]
Aliases
Required? true
Position? named
Default Value
Accept Pipeline Input? true (ByValue)
Accept Wildcard Characters? false

-ContentType  <String>

The MIME content type of the object. In most cases you can skip this parameter and still have the content type be deduced by the browser from the

Common examples (after Wikipedia)

  • application/json
  • application/x-www-form-urlencoded
  • application/pdf
  • application/octet-stream
  • multipart/form-data
  • text/html
  • image/png
  • image/jpg
Aliases
Required? false
Position? named
Default Value
Accept Pipeline Input? false
Accept Wildcard Characters? false

-Name  <String>

Name of the file you want the user browser to save the object as.

Aliases
Required? false
Position? named
Default Value
Accept Pipeline Input? true (ByPropertyName)
Accept Wildcard Characters? false

Inputs

The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet.

  • System.Object

Outputs

The output type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet emits.

  • System.Boolea

Notes

Help Author: Adam Najmanowicz, Michael West

Examples

EXAMPLE 1

Send first log file to the user


Get-Item "$SitecoreLogFolder\*.*" | select -first 1 | Out-Download

EXAMPLE 2

Send Hello World text file to the user


"Hello World!" | Out-Download -Name hello-world.txt

EXAMPLE 3

Get a list of sitecore branches under root item in the master database and send the list to user as excel file


Import-Function -Name ConvertTo-Xlsx

[byte[]]$outobject = Get-ChildItem master:\ | 
    Select-Object -Property Name, ProviderPath, Language, Varsion | 
    ConvertTo-Xlsx 

Out-Download -Name "report-$datetime.xlsx" -InputObject $outobject

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