perl question

by "Michael" <miklbike(at)>

 Date:  Sun, 10 Sep 2000 13:44:48 -0400
 To:  "Hwg Techniques (E-mail)" <hwg-techniques(at)>
  todo: View Thread, Original
I need help with a perl question and was wondering if anyone could help me.
I am teaching myself perl and have run into a problem I don't know how to

I've a database of 100+ names and email addresses separated into
last|first|email. I want to read the alphabetized data into a table 3
columns wide. Well, I can read the database and create the table, but the
same info appears in each cell across the row. To see what I mean go to

Is there some kind of "next" function in perl that will force the next
record to read into my code rather than the same record looping through 3
times? The code can be seen at The
browser renders some of the html, so to see complete code look at view
source. FYI, the table tags are in html calling the cgi.

I would appreciate any help anyone can give me.


Michael Barath

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