Hi,

I get a string inputted in my program, which I convert to a hash-like 
string, like:

sql = '"table_alias" => [],"original_string" => "select * from table"'

The string has the form of a hash, now I would like to convert this 
string to an actual hash. I tried it like:

test = Hash[sql]
or
test = Hash.[](sql)

but I get the following error:
test2.rb:2:in `[]': odd number of arguments for Hash (ArgumentError) 
from test2.rb:2

When I do it like,

test = Hash.new
test = sql

test becomes a String and is no longer a Hash.

Is there an easy way to convert my hash-like string to an actual hash? 
Thanks for any help.

Kind regards,

Nick

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