In a previous tip we introduced Import-LocalizedData to read in data stored in a .psd1 file.
Starting in PowerShell 5, there is a new cmdlet named Import-PowerShellDataFile. You can use it to safely read data from a .psd1 file. Like Import-LocalizedData, this cmdlet accepts only .psd1 files with no active content (no commands or variables).
Here is the script you need:
$path = "$PSScriptRoot\data.psd1"
$infos = Import-PowerShellDataFile -Path $path
Store the data file in the same folder, name it data.psd1, and assign this content:
Name = 'Tobias'
ID = 12
Path = 'c:\Windows'
When you run the script, it returns the data from the .psd1 file as a hash table.
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