Hi WW. I did read the manual but did not read it thoroughly enough - you are correct (serves me right - I'm constantly admonishing others for not reading my own documentation carefully enough). When I declare my PERL version, the script does execute, although with "experimental" warnings. This is a good enough reason to avoid it.
That being said, do you have any advice on the best approach from a performance standpoint? Thanks for your input - it's greatly appreciated!"