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Something like the following should work:
format RECEIPT_TOP = Item Quantity Price -------------------------------------------- . format RECEIPT = @<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< @<<<<< @####.## @format_row . for my $row_ref ( @$cartItemsRef ) { @format_row = @$row_ref; write RECEIPT; # this writes to the filehandle RECEIPT }

You can read up more on formats with perldoc perlform.

And maybe you should consider another solution altogether like using a templating system, e.g. TT2 or Text::Template.

Update: The code above only works if you retreive exactly these three columns (in the order you use them in the template) from the database. Otherwise the @format_row = ... line has to be adjusted accordingly.

-- Hofmator

In reply to Re: Format question... by Hofmator
in thread Format question... by khudgins

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