sysasa sysasa - 2 months ago 7
Python Question

How to read/make sense of a PHP serialised data string in python

A legacy database I'm accessing via Django has a table column that stores serialised data in the following string format:

a:5:{i:1;s:4:"1869";i:2;s:4:"1859";i:3;s:4:"1715";i:4;s:1:"0";i:5;s:1:"0";}


Is there any way I can use python/python-library to change it into a list or any other friendly python data type for further processing of individual values?

Note: These values were written to the database via PHP.

Answer

phpserialize:

a port of the serialize and unserialize functions of php to python. This module implements the python serialization interface (eg: provides dumps, loads and similar functions)...