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In my PERL code the following line :

print Dumper $ssc->{'myStates'};

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returns:
      
$VAR1 = [
          bless( {
                   'priority' => 'Unset',
                   'owner' => 'Unassigned',
                   'required' => 'ABCD',
                   'status' => 'Completed',
                 }, 'gState' )
        ];

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How can I extract the 'status' from this output in Perl?

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Question by:Tolgar
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print $ssc->{myStates}[0]{status};

If you have more than one instance of gState, you'll need to loop over the items (or something similar) to get all of the status.
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To further explain what you are looking at...

$VAR1 in the output corresponds to $ssc->{myStates} since that's what you called Dumper with.
The [] around it indicates that it is an array reference (needing [0] to get the first item).
The bless({},'gState') says that it is a blessed hash which should be irrelevant for extracting data so {state} will get us the value of state.

So we end up with $ssc->{myStates}[0]{status}.
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