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in reply to Re: Help with attributes and XML::Simple
in thread Help with attributes and XML::Simple

If you want to use XML::Simple, then this is also one possible solution

my %resulting_vendors; my %vendors = %{ $xmldoc->{Catalog}{Vendors}{Vendor} }; foreach my $vendor2 (keys %vendors ) { print "vendorUniqueKey: [", $vendors{$vendor2}{vendorUniqueKey}, " +], vendor2: [$vendor2]\n"; $resulting_vendors{$vendors{$vendor2}{vendorUniqueKey}}=$vendor2; } print Data::Dumper->Dump( [\%resulting_vendors], [qw(resulting_vendors +)] );

The advantage of this code is, that it only uses things that you also used

The line

my %vendors = %{ $xmldoc->{Catalog}{Vendors}{Vendor} };

isn't really necessary, you can freely use the right part instead of %vendors, if you really want.