I have an use-case where a large associative array is getting generated while saving a node. The array is for a specific content type. I want to save the array along with the node.
While saving all the values of an array to different fields is not practical; Should I parse the array and save it as a string to a certain field so that I can get the array back while fetching?
If so, which one would be better : serialize or json_encode.
While I heard serialize is not reliable all the time, json_encode's purpose is not the same what I am going to use.
Briefly, I want to store a dynamic associative array against a node.