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How to get the contentTypeIdentifier from a field object ?

How to get the contentTypeIdentifier from a field object ?

Thursday 28 February 2013 3:08:47 pm - 4 replies

This may be a stupid question but I'm stuck with this problem.

I've just a field object instance. I can get the field value, the field identifier, etc ... but there no data about his fieldType. How can I get it ?

Thursday 28 February 2013 5:13:16 pm

In which context exactly ? Where did you get the Field object from ?

Friday 01 March 2013 7:16:10 am

I need this the FieldType Identifier in 2 context :

1°) In a twig custom filter :

In a template I do something like this


In my twig filter function, I've got this

function my_custom_twig_filter($field){

... some code


2°) In a controller

For example, I've a homepage contentType witch allow to switch the top menu element. It's directed by menu_type field (ezselection)

I do something like this

$content = $contentService->getContent(2);
$field = $content->getField('menu_type')
$fieldTypeService = $this->repository->getFieldTypeService();
$fieldType = $fieldTypeService->getFieldType('ezselection');
$menuType = $fieldType->toHash( $field->value );

How do I replace the $fieldType = $fieldTypeService->getFieldType('ezselection'); ?


Tuesday 05 March 2013 12:24:49 am

Emmanuel, for the in-controller case, something like this should work: 

$contentTypeService = $this->getRepository()->getContentTypeService();
$typeDef = $contentTypeService->loadContentTypeByIdentifier('article_or_whatever');
$fieldDef = $typeDef->getFieldDefinition('menu_type');
$menuType = $fieldDef-></span><span>fieldTypeIdentifier;

This is one of those areas that feels like a bit of a step back from 4. It would be nice if the Public API included convenience methods to navigate between content/contentInfo, field/fieldDef/value etc. Content::contentInfo does this for content objects, but more methods like that would be great.

Modified on Tuesday 05 March 2013 12:25:30 am by Joe Kepley

Wednesday 06 March 2013 9:22:35 am

Thank you very much Joe.

So I gess it's not possible to get the FieldType from the Field object alone, you must have the content object to get the fieldDefinition. 


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