Indeed. But json decode cam also return as an array. An object without being deserialized as in a class (instead of 'stdClass') is better. json_decode($json, true); A Sidenote about objects Objects are nice to work with when you have the full declaration. Using public properties without visibility nor get/set--ers is like doing a big function in which you do many ifs. Have a look at "phptherightway" this will give you todays best practices and details on -- Renoir Boulanger http://renoirboulanger.com/ (envoyé de mon téléphone) ~ Em 2012-08-23, às 22:48, Bob Meetin <bobm at dottedi.biz> escreveu: > JSON = ($row['extra_fields']); // the mysql query field > $obj = json_decode($JSON); > $f2 = $obj->value; > echo $f2; > > Thank you both, this got me in the right direction. I then did a google on 'k2 decode json extra fields'. k2 is the joomla component employing this technique > -- > > * * Please support the community that supports you. * * > http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ > > For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester > and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org > Workers of the Web, evolt !