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PowerShell - Get parent levels for Enumeration

Matt_Howard1Matt_Howard1 Customer Adept IT Monkey ✭✭
edited May 2022 in Community Uploads

I put together this recursive function today to help me decode and rename our lists. Maybe it can help someone else. The problem I have is that our lists were mostly populated in console, so they have the default Enum.xxxxxxx names, but no indication of where it is used. Using this function will show each enumeration above the one listed, up to and including the root enumeration.

***Assumes you have SMLets :)***

 function Get-SCSMEnumerationParentTree {
    PARAM (
        [Parameter(Mandatory = $true, ParameterSetName = 'Name')]
        [Parameter(Mandatory = $true, ParameterSetName = 'Id')]

    switch ($PSCmdlet.ParameterSetName) {
        'Name' {
            Get-SCSMEnumeration -Name $Name | Tee-Object -Variable Enum
        'Id' {
            Get-SCSMEnumeration -Id $Id | Tee-Object -Variable Enum
        default {

    if ($Enum.Parent -ne $null) {
        Get-SCSMEnumerationParentTree -Id $Enum.Parent.Id


C:\Temp\SCSM> Get-SCSMEnumerationParentTree -Name Enum.023d427051dd4ed5aa3685d5329b358a

ordinal  name                                  displayname
-------  ----                                  -----------
4        Enum.023d427051dd4ed5aa3685d5329b358a Highjump
41.59375 Enum.1ba8c6aba8d8405492f6a0154438d3bd Environment
         IncidentClassificationEnum            Incident Classification


  • Adam_DzyackyAdam_Dzyacky Product Owner Contributor Monkey ✭✭✭✭✭

    At the very least, there needs to be some acknowledgement here for the use of Tee-Object 👍️

  • Geoff_RossGeoff_Ross Cireson Consultant Super IT Monkey ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow, all of the acknowledgement. I'm going to go write something with Tee-Object


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