in reply to hashes of array references

$numInHash = %$EDHRef;

This isn't doing what you think it is. Evaluating a hash in scalar context is rarely useful. They don't work the same way as arrays.

What you really want is to call keys in scalar context. That will give you the number of keys in the hash.

$numInHash = keys %$EDHRef;
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Re^2: hashes of array references
by tobyperl (Initiate) on Jul 22, 2009 at 20:24 UTC
    You are the Perl God....that was exactly my problem. Actually the code worked fine. I was just obtaining the number of elements wrong. Thank you very much.