When you use double quotes in PowerShell, you can add variables to a string, and PowerShell automatically replaces these with their content – that’s no news:

$ID = 234

"Server $ID Rack12"

However, PowerShell automatically decides when a variable ends, so if you wanted to add a number in between a text without spaces, this would fail:

$ID = 234

"Server$IDRack12"

As the color coding suggests, PowerShell would identify the variable $IDRack12 because it cannot know that the variable was meant to end earlier.

In these scenarios, simply enclose the variable name in braces:

$ID = 234

"Server${ID}Rack12"

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