Comparing 2 variables that has got set of arrays as it's values

Niranjan Pattanashetty 21 Reputation points

Hi All, I have 2 variables $a and $b, both are set of arrays, but $a has values of 3 column data let’s say name, id, salary, and $b just 1 array of data. Now, I want to run a command to find out whether $a contains $b and if it contains i want to know the ID of the matching Name, how is that possible?

Thanks, Niru

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  1. Rich Matheisen 35,036 Reputation points

    Like this:

    $a = @("A",1,123),@("C",3,175),@("D",4,136) # name, id, salary
    $b = "A","D"                                # name
    ForEach ($employee in $a){
        if ($b -contains $employee[0]){
            Write-Host "Found $($employee[0]) with ID $($employee[1])"

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