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Regular Expression:  get third field and only single instances

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I need a   Regular Expression to add to the following

$mediaServerName = ($storageUnit =~

that will pull put the third line and place only single instances of the same field into the array. The $storageUnit  looks like:


STK9310_L00_DB00D02 2 db00d02 1 0 6 1 0 "*NULL*" 0 8 2000 *NULL*  
STK9310_L00_DB00M01 2 db00m01 1 0 6 4 0 "*NULL*" 0 2 2000 *NULL*  
STK9310_L00_DB00M01 2 db00m01 1 0 6 1 0 "*NULL*" 0 8 2000 *NULL*  

and I would like for the array to have db00d02 and db00m01.


NOT: db00d02 ,db00m01 and db00m01
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Question by:MatthewF
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by:leflon
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Hi MatthewF,
you can use a hash to ensure there is only a single instance

%hsh;
while(<>) {
  @line =split;
  if ( not $hsh{$line[0]}) {
    $hsh{$line[0]} = $line[2];
}

now you can traverse the hash and do what you like with it (store it in an array, print it etc.)

hth
leflon
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$storageUnit = <<ENDHERE;
STK9310_L00_DB00D02 2 db00d02 1 0 6 1 0 "*NULL*" 0 8 2000 *NULL*  
STK9310_L00_DB00M01 2 db00m01 1 0 6 4 0 "*NULL*" 0 2 2000 *NULL*  
STK9310_L00_DB00M01 2 db00m01 1 0 6 1 0 "*NULL*" 0 8 2000 *NULL*
ENDHERE
my %seen=(''=>1);
@array = grep{!$seen{$_}++}map{(split)[2]}split/\n/, $storageUnit ;
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