Get the output from script "live" in dashboard?

Hi,
I’m using invoke-script to run a script from my dashboard and I’m wondering if anyone has gotten it to work to get “live” feedback from the output form the script so the user can see what the script are doing?

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You could, in theory use Start-Transcript at the beginning and Stop-Transcript At the end to write output to a log, and implement an auto-updating text area in your dashboard.

That said, if you are just looking for debugging, I recommend checking out the universal extension for VSCode if you haven’t already, as that might fill some of those needs.

It was more for the user so they can see what happens during the process when they execute the script.

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Ah, I see. I think the transcript may actually work for that. I’ve not tried it. Maybe @adam could shed some light on the terminal output built into the admin console, and whether it would be trivial to implement a similar component?

You can use Get-PSUJobOutput to receive output for a job from a dashboard. You could use the UDCodeEditor component to display that output. It’s the same component that we use in the admin console. Set-UDElement works with that component to set the code.

You could do something similar to this in your dashboard. It’s not a full working example but let me know if you need one.

$JobOutput = Get-PSUJobOutput -Job $Job
Set-UDElement -Id 'codeEditor' -Properties @{
    code = $JobOutput
}
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I have tried that but I can’t get it to work, here is my code: The script are running fine but I don’t get any output in return and inside the admin portal I can see returns so it are writing returns

    Show-UDModal {
                                                New-UDDynamic -Id 'VDICreate' -content {
                                                    Add-ADGroupMember -Identity $VDIADGrp -Members $VDIADUsr
                                                    Write-EventLog -LogName "PSU-Regionen" -Source "ADDuserToGroup" -EventID 20 -EntryType Information -Message "$($User) gav medlemskap åt $($VDIADUsr) till gruppen $($VDIADGrp)`nUtfördes från:`nLokalt IP:$($LocalIpAddress)`nExternt IP: $($RemoteIpAddress)" -Category 1 -RawData 10, 20
                                                    Invoke-UAScript -Script 'CreateVDI.ps1' -AppToken $AppToken -PODSite $PODSite -VDIType $VDIType -VDIADName $VDIADName -VDIADUsr $VDIADUsr -VDIObj $VDIObj -VDIOrder $VDIOrder -VDIKst $VDIKst -VDIOther $VDIOther | Tee-Object -Variable Job | Wait-UAJob -Timeout 120
                                                    $JobOutput = Get-PSUJobOutput -Job $Job
                                                    Set-UDElement -Id 'codeEditor' -Properties @{

                                                        code = $JobOutput

                                                    } -AutoRefresh -AutoRefreshInterval 1

                                                    #Skicka med $User variabeln till scriptet så att eventlogen kan skapas där
                                                } -LoadingComponent {
                                                    New-UDProgress -Circular
                                                }
                                            }-Footer {
                                                New-UDButton -Text "Stäng" -OnClick {
                                                    Sync-UDElement 'VDICreateStart'
                                                    Hide-UDModal
                                                }
                                            } -FullWidth -MaxWidth 'sm' -Persistent

A couple changes that should help. Remove the Wait-UAJob so the script progresses past that point. Then loop every second until the job is completed and get the job output and set it to the code editor. Make sure to call Get-UAJob again to refresh the status of the job object.

$Job = Invoke-UAScript -Script 'CreateVDI.ps1' -AppToken $AppToken -PODSite $PODSite -VDIType $VDIType -VDIADName $VDIADName -VDIADUsr $VDIADUsr -VDIObj $VDIObj -VDIOrder $VDIOrder -VDIKst $VDIKst -VDIOther $VDIOther

while ($Job.Status -ne 'Completed')
{
  Start-Sleep 1
  $JobOutput = Get-PSUJobOutput -Job $Job
  Set-UDElement -Id 'codeEditor' -Properties @{
      code = $JobOutput
   } 
   # Refresh job object
   $Job = Get-UAJob -Id $Job.Id
}


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I get this error message:

Link appears broken (at least to me)

Here is the corrected error message

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Here is the new one

Hi again,
I get this error when I’m trying the code it seems auth failure but I have tried with apptoken for admin user but still the same issue.
I have no trouble running the scripts from the dashboard it seem it’s only when I’m trying to get the output.

Previus image was broken so let’s try again…

Hi again,
I get this error when I’m trying the code it seems auth failure but I have tried with apptoken for admin user but still the same issue.
I have no trouble running the scripts from the dashboard it seem it’s only when I’m trying to get the output.

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@rbleattler Rob, here is a fixed link to the error message.

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I just verified that this works for me. I’ve created an admin app token and am using Connect-PSUServer in my script to use that app token for the PSU cmdlets.

$AppToken = 'eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJodHRwOi8vc2NoZW1hcy54bWxzb2FwLm9yZy93cy8yMDA1LzA1L2lkZW50aXR5L2NsYWltcy9uYW1lIjoiQWRtaW4iLCJodHRwOi8vc2NoZW1hcy54bWxzb2FwLm9yZy93cy8yMDA1LzA1L2lkZW50aXR5L2NsYWltcy9oYXNoIjoiN2ZmMjQ4NmEtNjI2Ni00NDA5LThjZWYtYTgwYzlkZmU4NDNhIiwic3ViIjoiUG93ZXJTaGVsbFVuaXZlcnNhbCIsImh0dHA6Ly9zY2hlbWFzLm1pY3Jvc29mdC5jb20vd3MvMjAwOC8wNi9pZGVudGl0eS9jbGFpbXMvcm9sZSI6IkFkbWluaXN0cmF0b3IiLCJuYmYiOjE2MTc4MTMwMDMsImV4cCI6MTYyNTU4OTAwMywiaXNzIjoiSXJvbm1hblNvZnR3YXJlIiwiYXVkIjoiUG93ZXJTaGVsbFVuaXZlcnNhbCJ9.2HKwY8No9A9uTTUHnZoAWrIatT1Dx1GZDZgntlOarko'

New-UDDashboard -Title "Hello, World!" -Content {
    New-UDButton -Text 'Run Job' -OnClick {
        Set-UDElement -Id 'button' -Properties @{
            disabled = $true 
            text = "Running"
        }
        Connect-PSUServer -ComputerName http://localhost:5000 -AppToken $AppToken

        $Job = Invoke-UAScript -Script 'GetService.ps1'

        while($Job.Status -ne 'Completed')
        {
            Start-Sleep 1
            $Output = (Get-UAJobOutput -Job $Job).Data -join ([Environment]::NewLine)
            Set-UDElement -Id 'codeEditor' -Properties @{
                code = $Output 
            }

            $Job = Get-UAJob -Id $Job.Id
        }

        Set-UDElement -Id 'button' -Properties @{
            disabled = $false 
            text = "Run Job"
        }
    } -Id 'button'

    New-UDCodeEditor -Id 'codeEditor' -ReadOnly -Height 500
}

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Works like a charm now with that code example.
It was that you needed to connect to it first - the part you added.

The size of the codebox is it possible for it to bee auto? So it fits inside a card?

Does Get-PSUJobOutput not include Verbose messages?

Do you have your verbose preference set to continue? If not we won’t receive the verbose message from the PS runtime in our PS host.

$VerbosePreference = "Continue"
Write-Verbose "Test"
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