Before we tell how CFCouchbase serializes your data, we'll tell you how to avoid this behavior if you don't want it.
Simple values (strings) won't be touched, so if you want to control how an array is serialized, just turn it to a string first and then pass it into
set() operations. These strings can be JSON or anything of your choosing. When you retrieve these documents back, CFCouchbase will try to deserialize them for you automatically according to our rules you will see soon. However, if you want the raw data back from Couchbase as a string (regardless of how it was stored), pass
deserialize=false into your
query() methods and CFCouchbase will not automatically deserialize it but just pass it back to you.