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Alex_MarshAlex_Marsh Premier Partner Advanced IT Monkey ✭✭✭
Hi All

This came from a recent thread around purchase order line items and being able to create them from catalog items. What I am currently doing is trying to create a task which will create a line item from a selected catalog item. What I've got stuck with is that I can't work out how to prompt for a value, i.e. number of units. Anyone have any idea on how to do this?


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    Geoff_RossGeoff_Ross Cireson Consultant O.G.
    Hi Alex,

    Sounds good. Are you building this in the Console or the Portal?

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    Alex_MarshAlex_Marsh Premier Partner Advanced IT Monkey ✭✭✭
    In the console for the time being. While my powershell skills aren't bad my json is non-existent!
    I've managed to get something working but it relies on a task that calls a powershell script instead of having everything built into the task (didn't work within the task for some reason).
    Here's what I've got so far. The end user gets 2 pop ups asking for the quantity of the selected catalog item and the PO number it's linked to

    $props = Get-ItemProperty "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\System Center\2010\Common\Setup";
    $instdir = $props.InstallDirectory + "Powershell\System.Center.Service.Manager.psd1";
    $smms = $instdir + $ps; 
    Import-Module $smms;

    Add-Type -AssemblyName System.Windows.Forms
    Add-Type -AssemblyName System.Drawing

    $form = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.Form 
    $form.Text = "Data Entry Form"
    $form.Size = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(300,300) 
    $form.StartPosition = "CenterScreen"

    $OKButton = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.Button
    $OKButton.Location = New-Object System.Drawing.Point(75,120)
    $OKButton.Size = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(75,23)
    $OKButton.Text = "OK"
    $OKButton.DialogResult = [System.Windows.Forms.DialogResult]::OK
    $form.AcceptButton = $OKButton

    $CancelButton = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.Button
    $CancelButton.Location = New-Object System.Drawing.Point(150,120)
    $CancelButton.Size = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(75,23)
    $CancelButton.Text = "Cancel"
    $CancelButton.DialogResult = [System.Windows.Forms.DialogResult]::Cancel
    $form.CancelButton = $CancelButton

    $label1 = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.Label
    $label1.Location = New-Object System.Drawing.Point(10,20) 
    $label1.Size = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(280,20) 
    $label1.Text = "Please enter the quantity:"

    $textBox1 = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.TextBox 
    $textBox1.Location = New-Object System.Drawing.Point(10,40) 
    $textBox1.Size = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(260,20) 

    $label2 = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.Label
    $label2.Location = New-Object System.Drawing.Point(10,60) 
    $label2.Size = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(280,20) 
    $label2.Text = "Please enter the PO number"

    $textBox2 = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.TextBox 
    $textBox2.Location = New-Object System.Drawing.Point(10,80) 
    $textBox2.Size = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(260,20) 

    $form.Topmost = $True

    $result = $form.ShowDialog()

    if ($result -eq [System.Windows.Forms.DialogResult]::OK)
    $li = get-scsmclass -name cireson.assetmanagement.purchase; 
    $liname = $cat + " - "+ $textbox2.text; 
    $props = @{Name = $liname; UnitCost = $cost; Units = $textbox1.text}; 
    new-scsmclassinstance -class $li -property $props;
    write-host $liname "created" $result
    $poid = $textBox2.text
    $po = Get-SCSMClassInstance -Class (get-scsmclass -Name cireson.assetmanagement.purchaseorder) -Filter "name -eq $poid"
    write-host $po.'#name' "selected"
    IF ($po){$lineitem = Get-SCSMClassInstance -Class (get-scsmclass -Name cireson.assetmanagement.purchase) -Filter "name -eq $liname"
    New-SCRelationshipInstance -RelationshipClass (Get-SCSMRelationship -Id "809152B3-D6A3-BF05-C602-CF446669A9F1") -Source $lineitem -Target $po
    write-host "purchase linked to po"} ELSE {write-host "PO Missing"}
    {write-host "Cancelled"}
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    Alex_MarshAlex_Marsh Premier Partner Advanced IT Monkey ✭✭✭
    I'd be interested to see how this could work on the portal as well as it would save having to switch between the console and the portal
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