Export Orders / Order-Items


When I export my orders and order-items I am having a problem understanding what some of the field formats are. I couldn’t find an article in the knowledge base that explains what seems like an awkward formatting in these fields.

For an example:

Shipping Field in the orders_general file:

{4: {shipping: “UPS Next Day Air Saver”, rates: {0: “139.01”}}}

I understand the “UPS Next Day Air Saver” is the name of the shipping method, but what is “4” and “Rates”?? What fields values are these? How can I decipher what this means?

Thanks for any help.

You need to use PHP unserialize function to get that data into array. CS-CART has serialized PHP variables into one field.