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metaData() for ODM ? Casting types for MongoDb

I have a string representating a value "8"(string) that I would like to store as an 8(int).

I can cast the value in beforeSave() but I would prefer to bind/cast to a different type as you can in a Database Model with the metaData() funciton.

Is this possible in ODM?


It's currently not possible in the ODM, you have to use beforeSave()