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You don't *have* to use arrays. But it really depends on the result(s) you want. If you want all three comments to be tied to the same key, you could read your data like:

my $sth=$dbh->prepare("select ...."); $sth->execute; # Stuff all the data in a hash, concatenating all comments my %Macs; while (my $hr = $sth->fetchrow_hashref) { if (! exists $Macs{$$hr{mac}}) { $Macs{$$hr{mac}} = $$hr{comment}; } else { $Macs{$$hr{mac}} .= $$hr{comment}; } }

You could have each hash key hold an array of comments, too. It all boils down to how you're actually going to work with the data.


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In reply to Re: MySQL hashes with same key by roboticus
in thread MySQL hashes with same key by jcrush

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