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Field type for a text-based array?

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Another dumb question:

Is there a field type for a text-based array?

In my case I need to store an array of RSS feeds for SimplePie. Storing that list of links in a textarea - text formatted to look like an array - doesn't work with the script. It works with one link.

The images field is an array. I assumed there would be an equivalent for URLs or text in general.

Or is there another approach for these cases?

Edit:

I guess using the optional (module) Repeater field type is the best solution in this case? I have now a working solution based on that. Still curious about other ideas.

 

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2 hours ago, modifiedcontent said:

Is there a field type for a text-based array?

You mean JSON? Or Serialized array?

Here are a couple of posts (not all may be directly relevant in your case, though).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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You mean JSON? Or Serialized array?

Either or both! A JSON field would probably be most useful.

I am watching some of those other threads. Simplepie takes input as a list of comma-separated links, not key => value - does that type of array have a name? I managed to make it work with a repeater field.

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I use FieldtypeYaml module because it is relatively easy to manually edit Yaml. JSON is easy to read but not so easy to manually edit. It is a good choice using FieldtypeYaml for not too complex config fields , I think.

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