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You have the following line in your script:

my $ownersRef = [ $owner1Ref, $owner2Ref ];

A two-element anonymous array is created, and $ownersRef is a reference to it. To get at the element 0 of this array, the arrow operator can be used to deference the array reference:

print $ownersRef->[0]

Output:

HASH(0x27ee58)

Element 0 in the anonymous array is a hash reference (and so is element 1). So, to get "Santa Claus" (sounds like a movie plot, doesn't it???!), another arrow operator can be used for dereferencing the hash reference:

print $ownersRef->[0]->{name}; ^ ^ | | | + hash key for "Santa Claus" | + array element 0

Output:

Santa Claus

In reply to Re: hash within an array within a hash by Kenosis
in thread hash within an array within a hash by jwexfyfz

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