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[Resolved] Check array of checkbox field values

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Last updated by davidS-53 4 years, 7 months ago.

Assisted by: Waqar.


I have a checkboxes field with a range of checkboxes with a number stored as the value. Field slug is wpcf-page-access.

In my functions.php, I'm getting the array of checked items from the field like this:

$pageaccess = get_post_meta( $userid, 'wpcf-page-access', true);

What I need to do is check if a specific value exists in that array.

This is basically where I've gotten to (but the if statement doesn't appear to be working- guess the data in the array isn't correct):

$option= "1";

$pageaccess = get_post_meta( $postid, 'wpcf-page-access', true);

if ( in_array( $option, $pageaccess ) ) {

// "1" is in the array of checked values


Hopefully that makes sense. Cheers!



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Hi David,

Thank you for waiting.

In my tests, getting the custom field value through the Toolset Fields API ( ) and then splitting it into an array works:

$option = "1";
$pageaccess = types_render_field( "page-access", array( "separator" => ", " ) );

$pageaccess_arr = explode(', ', $pageaccess);

if (in_array($option, $pageaccess_arr)) {
	// "1" is in the array of checked values

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