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Using Varibale for HAsh name

by shawshankred (Sexton)
on Oct 22, 2010 at 16:02 UTC ( #866827=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
shawshankred has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Perl experts.
I have a hash called tab2hash that has
tablenames as key and hashnames as value. I want to
initialize the hashes with the values from DB tables. And I
have the code below, however when i print the hashes
they are empty. This line is where the hash is being populated

$$VALUE_1{$k1} = $v1;

Please help with your suggestions.
my %tab2hash = qw(divisions divH regions regH); sub initHashesArraysFromDB { my ($k1, $v1); while ((my $KEY_1, my $VALUE_1) = each %tab2hash) { my $sth = $dbh->prepare("select * from $KEY_1"); $sth->execute || die "Cannot execute query: " .DBI->errstr; while (my @row = $sth->fetchrow()) { my $f1 = 0; foreach my $col (@row) { if($f1 == 0) { $f1 = 1; $k1 = $col; $v1 = $col; } else { $v1 .= "|" . $col; } } $$VALUE_1{$k1} = $v1; } } }

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Re: Using Varibale for HAsh name
by Corion (Pope) on Oct 22, 2010 at 16:36 UTC
Re: Using Varibale for HAsh name
by SuicideJunkie (Priest) on Oct 22, 2010 at 16:38 UTC

    As above, Don't.

    Try a HoH instead:

    my %divisionsHash; my %regionsHash; my %hashes = (divisions=>\%divisionsHash, regions=>\%regionsHash); # Access it ala: $hashes{'regions'}{'North America'}; $hashes{'divisions'}{'Finance'};

      Thanks. But that does not solve my problem. I want to populate the hashes with the data in the DB tables in one shot.

        See DBI for ->fetchrow_arrayref and the Slice => {} parameter.

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