Create a basic JSON array

I have an unbelievably simple question which is killing me…

Objective: pass in a basic JSON array of strings, to a field on a module

If literally type the value into the field - these exact characters - it works & the module happily receives it:

[“item 1”,“item 2”]

However, when I take output from a previous module - an element which is already formatted as an array - and map it to the field, when the scenario executes formats the element as a string, like this:

“item 1, item 2”

… which the module obviously rejects.

How do I just force make to insert it into the field as an actual array?

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If you need assistance, please provide the following:

1. Screenshots of errors, module fields

Please share screenshots of relevant module fields and error messages in question? It would really help other community members to see what you’re looking at.

You can upload images here using the Upload icon in the text editor:

2. Scenario blueprint

Please export the scenario blueprint file to allow others to view the mappings and settings. At the bottom of the scenario editor, you can click on the three dots to find the Export Blueprint menu item.

(Note: Exporting your scenario will not include private information or keys to your connections)

Uploading it here will look like this:

blueprint.json (12.3 KB)

3. And most importantly, Input/Output bundles

Please provide the input and output bundles of the modules by running the scenario (or get from the scenario History tab), then click the white speech bubble on the top-right of each module and select “Download input/output bundles”.


Save each bundle contents in your text editor as a bundle.txt file, and upload it here into this discussion thread.

Uploading them here will look like this:

module-1-input-bundle.txt (12.3 KB)
module-1-output-bundle.txt (12.3 KB)


If you are unable to upload files on this forum, alternatively you can paste the formatted bundles in this manner:

  • Either add three backticks ``` before and after the code, like this:

    input/output bundle content goes here

  • Or use the format code button in the editor:

Providing the input/output bundles will allow others to replicate what is going on in the scenario even if they do not use the external service.

Following these steps will allow others to assist you here. Thanks!