Thank you very much toolic.
Your assistance was really appreciated. I will read up on the links, but an initial glance tells me I've a long way to go before I understand half of it.
Couple of questions.
Not sure I understood your reference to fat commas - they were in fact colons - but your code worked in any event.
What was the returned data, was it a hash or an array? I need to read something a little easier than perldsc to understand the code you posted.
Once again thank you for helping
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