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I am importing data from another site via a module i am building. The channel I am importing to has a matrix field.

I am doing this like so:

    ee()->load->library('api');
    ee()->api->instantiate('channel_entries');
    ee()->api->instantiate('channel_fields');

    $data = array(
        'title' => 'TEST'
    );
    ee()->api_channel_fields->setup_entry_settings($this->customer_channel_id, $data);
    $success = ee()->api_channel_entries->save_entry($data, $this->customer_channel_id);

    $entry_id = ee()->api_channel_entries->entry_id;

Problem i am having is this error:

A PHP Error was encountered
Severity: Warning
Message: Illegal string offset 'is_draft'
Filename: matrix/ft.matrix.php
Line Number: 2409

A PHP Error was encountered
Severity: Warning
Message: Illegal string offset 'is_draft'
Filename: matrix/ft.matrix.php
Line Number: 2461

Any ideas?

  • Could you tell us your EE and Matrix version numbers? – jrothafer Jun 5 '15 at 22:29
  • EE 2.9.2 , Matrix 2.6.1 – BillyMedia Jun 5 '15 at 22:32
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Would it be possible to get you to export the exp_matrix_data? There are a couple of scenarios that I can think could be causing this issue.

  • Check and make sure that there is a a column for 'is_draft'. If you do not see one you need to manually or see the syntax below.
      $this->EE->dbforge->add_column('matrix_data', array(
          'is_draft' => array('type' => 'TINYINT', 'constraint' => '1', 'unsigned' => TRUE, 'default' => 0),          ));
  • If that column is there can you provide both the export and sample file of the data being imported?
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  • There is a field called is draft as its auto created by the matrix plugin. I think its to do with how the matrix plugin hooks into the entry submission process, that there are hidden vars that get processed, but as i am creating entries via the api, the hidden vars don't exist hence it throwing an error. – BillyMedia Jun 8 '15 at 9:32

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