I’m using tiledb-py. I’m trying to store a dict + a numpy array of strings (“|S15”). Seems this option is not available, will it be in the future ?
Metadata is limited to TileDB types (including multi-val cells), so more complicated nested structures do not have direct translation. We do use JSON serialization to strings internally for a few purposes. If you can share a toy example we can provide code to round-trip.
What I want to do is:
import tiledb with tiledb.open("somepath","w") as A: A.meta["somemeta"] = ["some","array"]
So instead im converting the array to json.
What do you mean by “TileDB types (including multi-val cells)” ?
Yes, that is the best approach currently
If you write
a.meta["foo"] = (1,2,3) then it will be stored as a “cell” with a fixed number of scalar values ((three, in this case – all must be of the same type). See here for some more details).
Thanks @ihnorton, much appreciated