I'm trying to just test this out by running these two commands (after connecting) from the command prompt and I'm constantly getting a "Cannot complete this action." error message with no further details about what or why.

$caml = "<View><Query><Where><Eq><FieldRefName='HostName'/><Eq><Value Type='Text'>myservername</Value></Eq></Where></Query></View>"
$list = Get-PnPListItem -List ServerInventory_Official-List -Query $caml

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You query is not constructed correctly try this instead:

//with your param
$caml = "<View><Query><Where><Eq><FieldRefName='HostName'/><Value Type='Text'>" + myservername + "</Value></Eq></Where></Query></View>";

//without param
$caml = "<View><Query><Where><Eq><FieldRefName='HostName'/><Value Type='Text'>myservername</Value></Eq></Where></Query></View>";

you had an extra <Eq> in there.

  • Actually yeah I tried removing that extra Eq and it resulted in an error saying " One or more field types are not installed properly. Go to the list settings page to delete these" -OR- it gives an error saying that the value does not fall within expected range. Apr 9, 2018 at 19:00

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