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  • I was running ACF PRO 5.7.0 but as an mu-plugin so it wasn’t obvious to me there was newer versions.

    Elliot replied in a ticket to me;

    In the most recent versions of ACF and ACF PRO we have moved around the order of actions allowing the “acf/load_value” action to run last (after “acf/load_value/type=repeater”).

    If you hook into the “acf/load_value” filter, you should now be able to customize the repeater field value as an array, not as a numeric number.

    So this has changed very recently. Now with version 5.7.6 you can handle it like this;

    	function my_acf_load_method($value, $post_id, $field) {
    		if ($field['type'] == 'number') {
    			$value = 123;			
    			return $value;
    		} elseif ($field['type'] == 'repeater') {	
    			$value[] = array(
    				'field_url' => '',
    				'field_text' => 'Google'
    			return $value;
    	add_filter('acf/load_value', 'my_acf_load_method', 20, 3);

    Checking the value of your repeater, returning $value as a string where the acf/load_value method is expecting a string, and $value as an array when it’s expecting an array.

    Much easier, thanks again Howdie_McGee.