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Sub Return A hash and an Array


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Apr 12, 2008, 8:55 PM

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Sub Return A hash and an Array Can't Post

I have a sub in a module, which return a hash and an array.

Sub getValues {


$cust{'cust_id'} = $cid;

$cust{'cust_name'} = $fullName;

$cust{'cust_cat'} = $category;

my @products = null;

push(@products, "prod_1");

push(@products, "prod_2");

return (\$cust, \@products);


when I call the sub "getValues", how can I get the hash and the array values respectively by using a proper syntax.

I tried

my ($hashValue, $product) = mypackage_name::getValues();

I can read in the array values properly, but not the hash values. the hash appears empty.

Where am I wrong? or Any idea? or Any guru can point me to the right reference?

Do appreciate your help


Apr 13, 2008, 12:26 AM

Post #2 of 2 (176 views)
Re: [fox5] Sub Return A hash and an Array [In reply to] Can't Post

this is wrong:

return (\$cust, \@products);

it would be:

 return (\%cust, \@products);

\$cust would be a reference to a non existing scalar. So change that and retry your code. Next time use "strict" and "warnings" and perl would have caught this error for you.


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