PowerShell

Sometimes when you receive the result from PowerShell command, there are three dots (Elipsis) “…” that truncate the result. In this article, I will show you how to expand three dots (Elipsis) on PowerShell result console. For more detail, please see the example below:

Get-Mailbox ardian | Select AddressListMembership

AddressListMembership
---------------------
{\Mailboxes(VLV), \All Mailboxes(VLV), \Offline Global Address List, \All Users...}

As you can see, there are three dots (Elipsis) behind “\Exchange Admins. . .”.

How to show all results?

There are some options to do that

Using -ExpandProperties Parameter

Some PowerShell Command have -ExpandProperties Parameter. Thus, you can try it first to get all the results. Below is the example:

Get-Mailbox ardian | Select -ExpandProperty AddressListMembership

AddressListMembership
---------------------
{\Mailboxes(VLV), \All Mailboxes(VLV), \Offline Global Address List, \All Users, \All Recipients(VLV), \Default Global Address List}

Change PowerShell Variable

There is a PowerShell preference variable called $FormatEnumerationLimit. By default, the value of this variable is 4. Changing this variable to -1 will display more data in the PowerShell command result. Since this is a per-session variable in PowerShell, then you need to change this variable each time you want to expand the Result from PowerShell command. Below is the example to change the variable:

On the PowerShell console, run $FormatEnumerationLimit =-1 and press Enter.

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