I also just realized that you are using
update_field($field_name, $value). If these fields to not already have values for these posts, in other words, you are adding the post and then immediately trying to update them where they have never had a value, then update field will not work using the field name and you must use the field key.
For info, in my case, I am attempting to save field values for taxonomy terms, rather than posts. In current test phase, the term/s in question already exist.
I think you’re saying – if the term already exists but if it has not yet had a value for the ACF field eg. “
sector” already saved previously, I have to use
update_field with the field key, not name…
$field = get_field_object('listing_type'); $field_key = $field['key'];
So maybe I could/should do…
$field = get_field_object('sector'); $field_key = $field['key']; update_field($field_key, $json_object->category->sector, $org_id_prefixed);
But, I tried. And, in this situation,
$field_key is assigned no value.
I’ve checked the get_field_object docs. Maybe I should add
$org_id_prefixed as a
get_field_object parameter… ?
$field = get_field_object('sector', $org_id_prefixed); $field_key = $field['key']; update_field($field_key, $json_object->category->sector, $org_id_prefixed);
$field_key is still blank.
In fact, before that,
$field itself is also blank.
So, why is
$field = get_field_object('sector', $org_id_prefixed); failing to put anything in
$org_id_prefixed‘s value is like
company_7456, corresponding to a taxonomy term ID formulation, and this value is present.
(My previous topic attempt did not appear to save and the forum asked me to send a ticket instead).
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