I'm using EEPROM to store long term data for use in sketches (thanks to DarthRubik for the guidance). I store stuff like a location ("Garden") and a device name ("Greenhouse Monitor 02") plus whatever else I'd need to store to help filter through data.
When this information is stored in the sketch itself it is recalled quickly and accurately, is passed via wifi to my PHP, that then posts the data to the relevant fields in my AWS db. Piece o' cake! When I store it in the EEPROM, the extra time required to find it in EEPROM, pull it through the sketch, and then push it through to the db corrupts the data sourced from EEPROM and posts a jumbled mess of characters...if it even makes it to the db at all.
My question is actually simple (I think):
Is it possible to "stage" strings from EEPROM in flash or SRAM vs. pulling cold from EEPROM?
I think PROGMEM plays a role here and I'm looking at examples oh how other sketched employ PROGMEM to better understand how to use it.
I am withholding the code for now because I want to try to implement concepts people may describe before I am just shown the solution...although that would be easier. If I can't figure it out I'll post the code for more direct answers.