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First, I don't think the code you posted work as you expect. The the elements of the two arrays (@Name and @Address must be enclosed between parens. Otherwise, you will only get the first element of the array.

Secondly, I find a bit cumbersome the way your datas are divided in two arrays, one for the names and one for the addresses, unless they are provided to you in this way, I would suggest you put all the user information in an array (or a hash), and put all these arrays into a big one (see perldsc for more infos on data structures.)

Now, about XML::Writer, it tend to agree with Mr. Q&A, I don't like the File::IO voodoo thing you have to do, so I prefer just printing the XML to STDOUT.
As for optimizing you XML::Writer code, you could probably use a loop to go through each element of your structure and write the proper dataElements for each name and address.
The final code should probably look like the following:

#!usr/bin/perl -w use strict; use XML::Writer; my $writer = new XML::Writer( DATA_MODE => 1, DATA_INDENT => 4 ); my @Name = ("Fred Flintsone", "Barney Rubble"); my @Address = ("111 Rock River Lane", "113 Rock River Lane"); my @flinstones; for (0 .. $#Name){ push @flinstones, [ $Name[$_], $Address[$_] ] } # which is the same as : @flinstones = ( [ 'Fred Finstone', '111, Rock River Lane' ], [ 'Barney Rubble', '113, Rock River Lane' ], ); $writer->xmlDecl( "UTF-8", 1 ); $writer->startTag( "Application"); foreach my $character (@flinstones){ $writer->startTag("Customer"); $writer->dataElement("Name", $character->[0] ); $writer->dataElement("Address", $character->[1] ); $writer->endTag("Customer"); } $writer->endTag("Application"); $writer->end(); __END__ Results: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?> <Application> <Customer> <Name>Fred Finstone</Name> <Address>111, Rock River Lane</Address> </Customer> <Customer> <Name>Barney Rubble</Name> <Address>113, Rock River Lane</Address> </Customer> </Application>

Oh, and I'll probably lowercase the name of all the XML elements, but that's just me, maybe you can't do that in your application...

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