Hi all,

Thanks for the lots of correct answers. With a small modification (looking
up several python docs :-) ) all things worked!

Thanks in advance,
Tom.

At 13:06 03/10/2000 -0400, you wrote:
>Tom Deprez wrote:
>> 
>> Hi,
>> 
>> I'm storing a selection of a user to a database as string. This selection
>> is a multiple selection from a select box and is outputted as a list.
>> Now I want to iterate over this list (after retrieving it from the
>> database), but how can I do this? How can I tell Zope that the string is
>> actually a list? How can I typecast in Zope?
>
>Use a python or external method to make a list from your string.  I am
>supposing you are storing a string representation of the list that looks
>like:
>
>"['fred', 'bob', 'mary']"
>
>Get rid of any punctuation you do not want with (e.g.) 
>
>theString = string.replace(theString, '[', ' ')
>
>(Yes, there are more efficient ways to do this!)
>
>Then, once you have a space-delimited list of items, you may use
>
>theList = string.split(theString)
>
>which will make a list of the words in the string.  Return theList.
>
>-- Jim Washington
>

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