Searching for multiple strings in Azure AD groups


We have Azure AD groups with the following naming convention: Department_GroupName_Membership type (with three options: visitor/member/owner). I need to be able to add users to all groups from Department_XY with the membership type “Member”. I.e. something like Department_XY_{GroupName}_Member. I cannot figure out how to retrieve a list of such groups. ODATA filter clauses that should be taken by -Filterparameter of Get_AzureAdGroupCmdlet work strangely.
For example Get-AzureADGroup -Filter "startswith(DisplayName, 'Department_XY')" works fine, however, Get-AzureADGroup -Filter "endswith(DisplayName, 'Member') throws an error. So I assume there is some better way how to do that? I have AzureAD modulle installed.


-SearchString appears to not accept any wildcards and only searches the beginning of the DisplayName values, i.e. an effective .StartsWith(string).

-Filter uses the OData v3 query language (unless it has been updated to v4). However, for whatever reason, many functions are not available including endswith() and substringof().

You can use a combination of -SearchString and Where-Object or -Filter and Where-Object to create an efficient query.


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