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How can I update a field in the Perl output?

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As you have described before, I can now get the value from the Perl output.

Now I want  to update this field, which means I want to overwrite it. Let's say I want to change the status field to 'incomplete'.

I tried the following but it did not work:

$ssc->{geckStates}[0]{status} = 'THIS IS A WSDL TEST';

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Can you please explain me how to do it?

Note: I am not sure it it matters but I communicate with a web application via a web service. And I try to upload a field in this application.

Thanks,
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Question by:Tolgar
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by:Tolgar
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Actually, overwrite is not a right word in the question. I want to add someother text to that field like 'THIS IS A WSDL TEST'
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by:wilcoxon
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That line of code will update the value in the perl data structure.  You can see this by doing

print Dumper $ssc->{geckStates};

after the update line.

How to update the value in your web application completely depends on your web service and web app.
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by:Tolgar
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Sorry for the confusion. Actually this overwrites the solution field. But I wan to append it to that field. How can I do it?

Thanks,
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by:wilcoxon
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So are you saying that you want to replace status 'Completed' with 'THIS IS A WSDL TEST' or that you want to add the string after Completed?  The code you posted will do the former.  For the latter, this will work:

$ssc->{geckStates}[0]{status} .= ' THIS IS A WSDL TEST';
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.= appends to the existing value (rather than = overwriting).  If you don't add a space in the string to be appended (like I did), you end up with something like 'CompletedTHIS IS A WSDL TEST'.
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