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<?php function mergeAndBoolify($posted) { $result = []; foreach ($posted as $key1 => $value1) { if ($key1 === 'JsonData') { foreach (json_decode($value1, true) as $item) { foreach ($item as $key2 => $value2) { if (in_array($value2, ['true', 'false'])) { $value2 = json_decode($value2); } $result[$key2] = $value2; } } } else { $result[$key1] = $value1; } } return $result; } $_POST = [ 'JsonData' => '[{"firstname":"false"},{"lastname":"true"},{"email":""}]', 'otherdata' => 'otherdata' ]; var_export(mergeAndBoolify($_POST));
Output for 7.2.0 - 7.2.33, 7.3.0 - 7.3.33, 7.4.0 - 7.4.26, 8.0.0 - 8.0.13, 8.1rc1 - rc3
array ( 'firstname' => false, 'lastname' => true, 'email' => '', 'otherdata' => 'otherdata', )

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