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in thread Regular Expression to Extract Anything from Colon Delimited String

This did the trick:
my ($a,$b,$c,$d,$e,$f,$g,$h,$i) =split(/:/,$line);
Thanks.
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Re^3: Regular Expression to Extract Anything from Colon Delimited String
by Solo (Deacon) on Oct 01, 2014 at 19:55 UTC
    *Mapping $a, $b, $c, $d, $e, $f, $g, $h, $i to $count, $grade, $pos, $name, $date, $country, $age, $vacant is left as an exercise for the reader.