The State Changers conducted a troubleshooting meeting to resolve an issue related to the output data type of a function in a software stack. The main issue discussed was around a scalar value error that was being encountered. A scalar, as explained in this meeting, is a value that is either a string, number, boolean, or null, as opposed to an object or an array. It was concluded that the function was returning an array or object, which did not align with the expectations for a string.
The debugging process aimed at identifying what is outputted by the function and how the function is expected to perform in relation to the database storage. It was identified that there might be a need to transform the array or object being returned by the function to a string, to align with the database expectations. The backend technology in use, PHP (although not explicitly mentioned among the keywords, it appears in the transcript), was noted to fluidly work with objects and arrays and could be bringing up an array even when data was empty.
The resolution involved further testing to provide clearer understanding of the function. It was suggested that the function be run again with actual data, and the results would be reviewed in the following meeting. Towards the end of the meeting, there was a brief mention of calls made to OpenAI's text generation, indicating involvement of AI technologies.
(Source: Office Hours 12/15 )