[Tutor] list to string and string to list

johnf jfabiani at yolo.com
Fri Apr 17 01:05:30 CEST 2009

On Thursday 16 April 2009 03:52:02 pm johnf wrote:
> I am dealing with a database field that can only store strings.
> I want to save the list to the field and when I retrieve the string convert
> it back to a list.
> But this does NOT work.
> mylist=[1,2,3,4]
> mystr=str(mylist)
> newlist= list(mystr)
> I keep thinking there must be a simple way of get this done.

Is this a good way?
 newlist = eval(mystr)

John Fabiani

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