in reply to Can a single key have different value assigned to it

Hello, it looks like you may need to create an array of hashes, one hash for each $line. That way you get to keep all of your records.

my @information; open(IN,"<$file"); while(<IN>) { my $line = $_; chomp $line; my($lastname, $firstname, $country, $language) = split('\|', $line +); #print"$lastname, $firstname, $country, $language\n"; push @information, { 'lastname' => $lastname, 'firstname' => $firstname, 'country' => $country, 'language' => $language, } }

Update: I made a typo in the code, so I fixed it.

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