I need to create a website that links to a perl script. The users on the website must enter a username password and there favourite interest groups. I need to know if I can store each field in an associative array (or another structure) and save the structure to the text file.
I am not sure which other way I can store the data. I do not want to store it as simple text, since users should be able to add or remove interests to their profile.
e.g. Username Password Interests
John abc Soccer, Finance
Should I use an access database maybe?
Also, are there any websites on the net that I can view, that has Perl examples/resources on how to store web user details.