Updating A Value In A Field Collection

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ccorbett
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Hello All --

Recently joined BuildAModule as I'll be attending Chris's training at DrupalCon.

I'm working on a module that I want eventually to do two things - update a field in a field collection and execute a SQL query against an external database.

For now, I'm concentrating on the first part - updating a field within an established field collection.

I have a Tickets Content Type. Within Tickets, I have field collection field_ticket_fields. Within that, I have a field Ticket Status, a selectable text list via Drop Down. When a new entry is created, Ticket Status is populated with ToBeBilled.

I'm trying to programatically update the Ticket Status to one of my other options from my drop down.

I've read that I should be able to edit and resave the value using the Entity API. If I understand it correctly it shouldn't take much to do.

So far, I have:

$wrapper = entity_metadata_wrapper('node', $node);
$wrapper->field_ticket_fields->field_ticket_status->value = 'Billed';
$wrapper->save();

If I print the value to the screen before I save, I see ToBeBilled. If I print to screen a second time after save, I see Billed. However, when I go to the node I edited, the original value is still there.

What am I missing? Any assistance would be appreciated.

Thank you!

-- Chris

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