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Does it still not work if you do the following:

my $param = $q->param('report_type'); print "param=" . $param . "<BR>"; if( grep { /$param/ } (qw/case_id hosp_alias sender receiver/) ) { print "we are getting the list<BR>"; } else { print "we are NOT getting the list<BR>"; }

If it still doesn't work, then something is wrong somewhere else. If this does work, then perhaps the answer is tied to Fletch's response to the post just before yours, Re: Strange behaviour of m and $_ - in that (quoting Fletch) "Subroutine invoations don't interpolate in double quoted strings (of which m// is a special kind.)"



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In reply to Re: grep not working as expected by chargrill
in thread grep not working as expected by davidj

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