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    After much discussion with Aaron Nelson and Chrissy LeMaire, and thanks to the enormous amount of support for this item, we’ve recognized that this is something we need to accomplish, one way or another.

    We don’t want to offer an ETA on this as the work is not well understood by our team yet, and no one currently has immediate bandwidth on starting that investigation. But I want to stress the fact that is an important ask that we’re taking seriously as a priority.

    In the meantime, it would be immensely useful if someone with expertise in the DataTable space could submit an RFC (basically a brief spec) to our PowerShell-RFC repository on GitHub. That way, we can have a discussion about what the design of a ConvertTo-DataTable cmdlet might look like before we dive in on an implementation. The process for doing so is located here: https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell-RFC/blob/master/RFC0000-RFC-Process.md#draft

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    Scott Stauffer commented  · 

    I agree with Aaron and Chrissy's assertions. It should be all about adoption. After adoption, you will get more input. It's the classic chicken and egg thing... or wait, no... maybe it's the "putting the horse before the carriage" thing... Regardless, PowerShell is cool, Microsoft seems to want to use it for automation - probably a good choice. DBAs love automation and are wondering why they should use it if it only does a small bit of what they need without doing back flips. Increase adoption - where is MS Marketing when you need them! :) UserVoice is a great and Aaron and Chrissy's efforts to draw people into the conversation are equally great. I'd see value in "Out-DataTable" and it might make me take some time with PowerShell - "Make PowerShell Great Again!"

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