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A client's MSM powered EE 2.6.1 site including Matrix 2.5.5 has just gone live and new entries with empty Matrix fields are ending up with 'czowOiIiOw==' in them – this I understand is a PHP base 64 encoded empty string.

This of course causes template logic that hinges on empty fields to break!

Any suggestions for a fix? I can go into the database and clear 'czowOiIiOw==' but I'd like to do better than that ;)

  • Technically, it's an empty array that's been serialized and base64 encoded, but who's counting :-). You say you're using Matrix 2.5.5--I see that 2.5.6 has been released with a few bug fixes. Have you given that a try? – Mark Drzycimski Aug 8 '13 at 19:36
  • Thanks, Mark. Just saw your comment after making my post below. Yes it does :) – Jonathan Schofield Aug 9 '13 at 8:51
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P&T recommended an update to Matrix 2.5.6 as a fix for this issue, which is apparently to do with "a small bug with support for EE Revisions".

I confirm that the 2.5.6 update fixes this issue for me.

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  • Good to hear 2.5.6 fixes it! Kinda takes the fun out of the bug hunt, but I figured if P&T had already fixed the issue maybe you wouldn't want to spend more time on it. :-) – Mark Drzycimski Aug 9 '13 at 10:06

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