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I have a response from the Facebook API I'm trying to store in an input before submit.

I set it in a var which when console logged it shows all of the data I need.

I then try to set that into the value of the input field:
$("#fbPageLikes").val(fbPageLikes);

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But then when it inserts into the database I only see [object][object].  How can I actually show the data there?
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What do you see when you use alert(fbPageLikes) ?
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In my console.log though I see this:

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So it looks like fbPageLikes is a JavaScript object that contains an array named data.  The array is a collection of JavaScript objects, each with a few named elements.  You might try using JSON.stringify(fbPageLikes) in the JavaScript to make the information into a string for HTTP transport, and json_decode() in the PHP script.  After json_decode() use var_dump() to visualize the information sent by JavaScript.
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