in reply to Calling a hash through an array value

Bad c! No cookie! We do not use symbolic references.

Instead, make a hash of hashes (or HoH). So, do something like:

my %asn; for my $i (@asnValues) { my @asnParams = split / /, $i; my $keyName = $asnParams[0]; $asn{$keyName}{risk} = $queueNsp[2]; }
Treat it as you would a 2-D array in C or BASIC or JAVA or any other language. The only difference is that you don't have to pre-declare it. Perl does that for you on the fly. (If you don't need or want to know how, then just assume it will work and go about your business.)

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