A Label is a bean with just a name property. You can generate a batch of labels of a certain type using:
$labels = R::dispenseLabels('meals','pizza,pasta,hamburger');
This will create three meal objects. Each bean will have a name property that corresponds to one of the strings mentioned in the comma separated list.
You can also collect the strings from label beans using:
$array = R::gatherLabels($meals);
The gatherLabels() function returns an alphabetically sorted array of strings each containing one name property of a bean in the bean list provided.
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