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How would I print "Santa Claus" (name of owner1Ref) by accessing it through account?
print $account{owners}[0]{name};

You don't need the additional syntax shown in earlier replies: nested braces; dereferencing (->); quoting.

Here's my test:

$ perl -Mstrict -Mwarnings -le ' # Braces denote an anonymous hash my $owner1Ref = { "name" => "Santa Claus", "DOB" => "1882-12-25", }; my $owner2Ref = { "name" => "Mickey Mouse", "DOB" => "1928-11-18", }; # Square brackets denote an anonymous array my $ownersRef = [ $owner1Ref, $owner2Ref ]; my %account = ( "number" => "12345678", "opened" => "2000-01-01", "owners" => $ownersRef, ); print $account{owners}[0]{name}; ' Santa Claus

See also: perldsc - Perl Data Structures Cookbook

-- Ken

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

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