Entity object to array

I stored in session object entity, is it possible to convert this object back to an array?
Because the patch entity does not merge the data.

$data = [
    'id' => 1,
    'users_documents_items' => $ContentArray['users_documents_items'], **<< this is object entity, if it array - patch entity works, if entity object, doestn patch entity...**
];
     
$ContentUserDocument = $this->UsersDocuments->newEmptyEntity();
$ContentUserDocument = $this->UsersDocuments->patchEntity($ContentUserDocument, $data, [
    'associated' => ['UsersDocumentsItems']
]);

Thank you!

There is a toArray() method available for entities.

$entityObj->toArray()

If applicate to

$ContentArray[‘users_documents_items’]->toArray();

it doesnt work… (Call to a member function toArray() on array)

This variable from session looks like this

[
	(int) 0 => object(App\Model\Entity\UsersDocumentsItem) {

		'name' => 'test',
		'type' => 'black',
            ... etc
},
	(int) 1 => object(App\Model\Entity\UsersDocumentsItem) {
   ... etc

This is works, but get only one item…

$ContentArray['users_documents_items'][0]->toArray();

Is it possible to get all the records in the array? No object?

If you’re trying to do more than one entity:

$TableObj->patchEntities($array_of_records)

note the plural ‘Entities’

Its doesnt works, because the array has nested entity objects. If I insert a clean array without an object, it works … so I need to convert an array with entity objects to a clean array.

The solution to how to do this is as follows:

foreach($ContentArray['users_documents_items'] as $arr) {
    $arr2[] = $arr->toArray();
}

Is there any other solution to the internal function of phpcake?

Loop through your containing array and array-ify each object. Then you will have an array of arrays.

Use any php loop structure you want; foreach, for, while… or use Cake’s Collection::map or Collection::reduce.

https://book.cakephp.org/4/en/core-libraries/collections.html

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Thank you very much!