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I need to name an @ARRAY using a @VARIABLE

I need to name an @ARRAY using a @VARIABLE

I need to name an @ARRAY using a @VARIABLE

I want to make an array every time I have a list of data separated by commas. So I use,

        @array = split(/,/, $value2);       

The thing is this could happen a few times in my bigger loop so I was trying to name the @array using the $number_of_arrays. Something like

 @array_\$number_of_arrays = split(/,/, $value2);

But perl doesn't seem to like this - any ideas?


Gordon Bell

RE: I need to name an @ARRAY using a @VARIABLE

Just create a distinct name from each new array, stuff that string in a var, and use the var as your array name.  You are so close.... just use the number of the array as the array name.

while (something happens)
        @$number_of_arrays = split(/,/, $value2); # you get a new array name each time through       

It helps me keep my arrays organized if I name them something meaningful, so you might.....
        $array_name = 'thisArray'.$number_of_arrays;
        @$array_name = split(/,/, $value2);

'hope this helps

keep the rudder amid ship and beware the odd typo

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