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out-map: -labellinkfile and -createlabellinkfile using variable and not file


marco.shaw
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Is it possible to not require a physical file with -labellinkfile or -createlabellinkfile?

I'd like to avoid having to write files to the local host when possible.

I'd like to see -createlabellinkfile and -labellinkfile (along with a renaming) be able to use a simple PS variable object.  For example:

out-map -createlabellinkstring $some_string_variable

out-map -labellinkstring $some_string_variable

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Currently I am afraid this is not possible.

Implementing -createlabellink would not be that hard as we could actually return the string so that you would do

$a = out-map -createlabellinkstring

Supporting -labellinkstring is a bit tricky though, as the map component we use internally expects a file. Our only workaround would be to create a temporary file but this is the same thing you can do today in the script with no additional benefits.

We will consider this for future versions but I don't think we will be able to support this in V1

JuanC

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