Hi All,

I'm trying to iterate through an array and pull each value into a view
on my Rails app.  The array is stored in a MySQL database.

The array is in a varchar (string) column named "blocks" with the value:
["journal", "about", "news"]

I'm trying to pull each value out one at a time.

If I try to access the array with something like this...:
<%= @blocks[0] %>

...the view returns a numeric value:
91

I'm totally confused as to why I can't extract the values out of the
array.  It works fine in IRB:
irb(main):004:0> @blocks = ["journal", "about"]
=> ["journal", "about"]
irb(main):005:0> @blocks[0]
=> "journal"
irb(main):006:0>

Is there some reason why I can't get the "journal" string out of the
array?

Thanks in advance for your help!
Dustin

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