Entry

Type
Class
Namespace
craft\elements
Inherits
craft\elements\Entry » craft\base\Element » craft\base\Component » craft\base\Model » yii\base\Model » yii\base\Component » yii\base\BaseObject
Implements
ArrayAccess, IteratorAggregate, craft\base\ComponentInterface, craft\base\ElementInterface, yii\base\Arrayable, yii\base\Configurable, yii\base\StaticInstanceInterface
Uses traits
craft\base\ClonefixTrait, craft\base\ElementTrait, yii\base\ArrayableTrait, yii\base\StaticInstanceTrait
Extended by
craft\models\BaseEntryRevisionModel, craft\models\EntryDraft, craft\models\EntryVersion
Since
3.0.0

Entry represents an entry element.

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# Public Properties

Property Description
activeValidators yii\validators\Validator – The validators applicable to the current scenario.
ancestors craft\elements\db\ElementQueryInterface, craft\base\ElementInterface[]
archived boolean – Whether the element is archived
attributes array – Attribute values (name => value).
author craft\elements\User, null
authorId integer, null – Author ID
awaitingFieldValues boolean – Whether the element is still awaiting its custom field values
behaviors yii\base\Behavior – List of behaviors attached to this component
cacheTags string[]
children craft\elements\db\ElementQueryInterface, craft\base\ElementInterface[]
contentId integer, null – The element’s content row ID
contentTable string
cpEditUrl string, null
currentRevision craft\base\ElementInterface, null
dateCreated DateTime, null – The date that the element was created
dateDeleted DateTime, null – The date that the element was trashed
dateUpdated DateTime, null – The date that the element was last updated
descendants craft\elements\db\ElementQueryInterface, craft\base\ElementInterface[]
dirtyAttributes string[]
dirtyFields string[]
draftId integer, null – The ID of the draft’s row in the drafts table
duplicateOf craft\base\ElementInterface, null – The element that this element is being duplicated by.
editorHtml string – The HTML for the editor HUD
enabled boolean – Whether the element is enabled
enabledForSite boolean, null – Whether the element is enabled for the given site.
errors array – Errors for all attributes or the specified attribute.
expiryDate DateTime, null – Expiry date
fieldColumnPrefix string
fieldContext string
fieldLayout craft\models\FieldLayout, null
fieldLayoutId integer, null – The element’s field layout ID
fieldParamNamespace string, null – The field param namespace
fieldValues array – The field values (handle => value)
firstErrors array – The first errors.
gqlTypeName string
hardDelete boolean – Whether the element is being hard-deleted.
hasCheckeredThumb boolean
hasDescendants boolean
hasFreshContent boolean – Whether the element’s content is fresh
hasRoundedThumb boolean
id integer, null – The element’s ID
isDraft boolean
isEditable boolean
isHomepage boolean
isRevision boolean
isTitleTranslatable boolean
isUnsavedDraft boolean
iterator ArrayIterator – An iterator for traversing the items in the list.
language string
level integer, null – The element’s level within its structure
lft integer, null – The element’s left position within its structure
link \Twig\Markup, null
localized craft\elements\db\ElementQueryInterface[], craft\base\ElementInterface[]
newSiteIds integer[] – The site IDs that the element was just propagated to for the first time.
next craft\base\ElementInterface, null
nextSibling craft\base\ElementInterface, null
parent craft\base\ElementInterface, null
postDate DateTime, null – Post date
prev craft\base\ElementInterface, null
prevSibling craft\base\ElementInterface, null
previewTargets array
previewing boolean – Whether the element is currently being previewed.
propagateAll boolean – Whether all element attributes should be propagated across all its supported sites, even if that means overwriting existing site-specific values.
propagating boolean – Whether the element is being saved in the context of propagating another site's version of the element.
ref string, null
resaving boolean – Whether the element is being resaved by a ResaveElement job or a resave console command.
revisionId integer – The ID of the revision’s row in the revisions table
rgt integer, null – The element’s right position within its structure
root integer, null – The element’s structure’s root ID
route mixed – The route that the request should use, or null if no special action should be taken
scenario string – The scenario that this model is in.
searchScore integer, null – The element’s search score, if the craft\elements\db\ElementQuery::search() parameter was used when querying for the element
section craft\models\Section
sectionId integer, null – Section ID
serializedFieldValues array
siblings craft\elements\db\ElementQueryInterface, craft\base\ElementInterface[]
site craft\models\Site
siteId integer, null – The site ID the element is associated with
siteSettingsId integer, null – The ID of the element’s record in the elements_sites table
slug string, null – The element’s slug
sourceId integer, null
sourceUid string
status string, null
structureId integer, null – The element’s structure ID
supportedSites integer[], array
tempId string, null – The element’s temporary ID (only used if the element's URI format contains {id})
title string, null – The element’s title
titleTranslationDescription string, null
titleTranslationKey string – The translation key
totalDescendants integer
trashed boolean – Whether the element has been soft-deleted.
type craft\models\EntryType
typeId integer, null – Type ID
uiLabel string
uid string, null – The element’s UID
uri string, null – The element’s URI
uriFormat string, null
url string, null
validators ArrayObject, yii\validators\Validator – All the validators declared in the model.

# author

Type
craft\elements\User, null
Access
Read-only

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# authorId

Type
integer, null

Author ID

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Example

echo $entry->authorId;

# cacheTags

Type
string[]
Access
Read-only
Since
3.5.0

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# cpEditUrl

Type
string, null
Access
Read-only

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# editorHtml

Type
string
Access
Read-only

The HTML for the editor HUD

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# expiryDate

Type
DateTime, null

Expiry date

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Example

if ($entry->expiryDate) {
    echo Craft::$app->formatter->asDate($entry->expiryDate, 'short');
}

# fieldLayout

Type
craft\models\FieldLayout, null
Access
Read-only

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# gqlTypeName

Type
string
Access
Read-only
Since
3.3.0

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# isEditable

Type
boolean
Access
Read-only

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# isTitleTranslatable

Type
boolean
Access
Read-only
Since
3.5.0

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# postDate

Example

echo Craft::$app->formatter->asDate($entry->postDate, 'short');

# ref

Type
string, null
Access
Read-only

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# section

Type
craft\models\Section
Access
Read-only

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# sectionId

Type
integer, null

Section ID

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Example

echo $entry->sectionId;

# status

Type
string, null
Access
Read-only

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# supportedSites

Type
integer[], array
Access
Read-only

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# titleTranslationDescription

Type
string, null
Access
Read-only
Since
3.5.0

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# titleTranslationKey

Type
string
Access
Read-only

The translation key

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# type

Type
craft\models\EntryType
Access
Read-only

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# typeId

Example

echo $entry->typeId;

# uriFormat

Type
string, null
Access
Read-only

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# Protected Properties

Property Description
revisionCreatorId string, null – Revision creator ID to be saved
revisionNotes string, null – Revision notes to be saved

# Public Methods

Method Description
__call() Calls the named method which is not a class method.
__clone()
__construct() Constructor.
__get() Returns the value of a component property.
__isset() Checks if a property is set.
__set() Sets the value of a component property.
__toString() Returns the string representation of the element.
__unset() Sets an object property to null.
actions() Returns the available element actions for a given source.
activeAttributes() Returns the attribute names that are subject to validation in the current scenario.
addError() Adds a new error to the specified attribute.
addErrors() Adds a list of errors.
addModelErrors() Adds errors from another model, with a given attribute name prefix.
afterDelete() Performs actions after an element is deleted.
afterMoveInStructure() Performs actions after an element is moved within a structure.
afterPropagate() Performs actions after an element is fully saved and propagated to other sites.
afterRestore() Performs actions after an element is restored.
afterSave() Performs actions after an element is saved.
afterValidate() This method is invoked after validation ends.
attachBehavior() Attaches a behavior to this component.
attachBehaviors() Attaches a list of behaviors to the component.
attributeHints() Returns the attribute hints.
attributeLabels() Returns the attribute labels.
attributes() Returns the list of attribute names.
beforeDelete() Performs actions before an element is deleted.
beforeMoveInStructure() Performs actions before an element is moved within a structure.
beforeRestore() Performs actions before an element is restored.
beforeSave() Performs actions before an element is saved.
beforeValidate() This method is invoked before validation starts.
behaviors() Returns a list of behaviors that this component should behave as.
canGetProperty() Returns a value indicating whether a property can be read.
canSetProperty() Returns a value indicating whether a property can be set.
className() Returns the fully qualified name of this class.
clearErrors() Removes errors for all attributes or a single attribute.
createValidators() Creates validator objects based on the validation rules specified in rules().
datetimeAttributes() Returns the names of any attributes that should hold DateTime values.
defaultTableAttributes() Returns the list of table attribute keys that should be shown by default.
detachBehavior() Detaches a behavior from the component.
detachBehaviors() Detaches all behaviors from the component.
displayName() Returns the display name of this class.
eagerLoadingMap() Returns an array that maps source-to-target element IDs based on the given sub-property handle.
ensureBehaviors() Makes sure that the behaviors declared in behaviors() are attached to this component.
exporters() Returns the available export options for a given source.
extraFields() Returns the list of fields that can be expanded further and returned by toArray().
fieldLayouts() Returns all of the field layouts associated with elements from the given source.
fields() Returns the list of fields that should be returned by default by toArray() when no specific fields are specified.
find() Creates an craft\elements\db\ElementQueryInterface instance for query purpose.
findAll() Returns a list of elements that match the specified ID(s) or a set of element criteria parameters.
findOne() Returns a single element instance by a primary key or a set of element criteria parameters.
formName() Returns the form name that this model class should use.
generateAttributeLabel() Generates a user friendly attribute label based on the give attribute name.
getActiveValidators() Returns the validators applicable to the current scenario.
getAncestors() Returns the element’s ancestors.
getAttributeHint() Returns the text hint for the specified attribute.
getAttributeLabel() Returns the text label for the specified attribute.
getAttributeStatus() Returns the status of a given attribute.
getAttributes() Returns attribute values.
getAuthor() Returns the entry's author.
getBehavior() Returns the named behavior object.
getBehaviors() Returns all behaviors attached to this component.
getCacheTags() Returns the cache tags that should be cleared when this element is saved.
getChildren() Returns the element’s children.
getContentTable() Returns the name of the table this element’s content is stored in.
getCpEditUrl() Returns the element’s edit URL in the control panel.
getCurrentRevision() Returns the element’s current revision, if one exists.
getDescendants() Returns the element’s descendants.
getDirtyAttributes() Returns a list of attribute names that have changed since the element was first loaded.
getDirtyFields() Returns a list of custom field handles that have changed since the element was first loaded.
getEagerLoadedElementCount() Returns the count of eager-loaded elements for a given handle.
getEagerLoadedElements() Returns the eager-loaded elements for a given handle.
getEditorHtml() Returns the HTML for the element’s editor HUD.
getEnabledForSite() Returns whether the element is enabled for the current site.
getError() Returns the first error of the specified attribute.
getErrorSummary() Returns the errors for all attributes as a one-dimensional array.
getErrors() Returns the errors for all attributes or a single attribute.
getFieldColumnPrefix() Returns the field column prefix this element’s content uses.
getFieldContext() Returns the field context this element’s content uses.
getFieldLayout() Returns the field layout used by this element.
getFieldParamNamespace() Returns the namespace used by custom field params on the request.
getFieldStatus() Returns the status of a given field.
getFieldValue() Returns the value for a given field.
getFieldValues() Returns the element’s normalized custom field values, indexed by their handles.
getFirstError() Returns the first error of the specified attribute.
getFirstErrors() Returns the first error of every attribute in the model.
getGqlTypeName() Returns the GraphQL type name for this element type.
getHasCheckeredThumb() Returns whether the element’s thumbnail should have a checkered background.
getHasDescendants() Returns whether the element has descendants.
getHasFreshContent() Returns whether the element’s content is "fresh" (unsaved and without validation errors).
getHasRoundedThumb() Returns whether the element’s thumbnail should be rounded.
getHtmlAttributes() Returns any attributes that should be included in the element’s DOM representation in the control panel.
getId() Returns the element’s ID.
getIsDraft() Returns whether this is a draft.
getIsEditable() Returns whether the current user can edit the element.
getIsHomepage() Returns whether this element represents the site homepage.
getIsRevision() Returns whether this is a revision.
getIsTitleTranslatable() Returns whether the Title field should be shown as translatable in the UI.
getIsUnsavedDraft() Returns whether the element is an unsaved draft.
getIterator() Returns an iterator for traversing the attributes in the model.
getLanguage() Returns the language of the element.
getLink() Returns an anchor pre-filled with this element’s URL and title.
getLocalized() Returns the same element in other locales.
getNext() Returns the next element relative to this one, from a given set of criteria.
getNextSibling() Returns the element’s next sibling.
getParent() Returns the element’s parent.
getPrev() Returns the previous element relative to this one, from a given set of criteria.
getPrevSibling() Returns the element’s previous sibling.
getPreviewTargets() Returns the additional locations that should be available for previewing the element, besides its primary URL.
getRef() Returns the reference string to this element.
getRoute() Returns the route that should be used when the element’s URI is requested.
getScenario() Returns the scenario that this model is used in.
getSearchKeywords() Returns the search keywords for a given search attribute.
getSection() Returns the entry's section.
getSerializedFieldValues() Returns an array of the element’s serialized custom field values, indexed by their handles.
getSiblings() Returns all of the element’s siblings.
getSite() Returns the site the element is associated with.
getSourceId() Returns the element’s ID, or if it’s a draft/revision, its source element’s ID.
getSourceUid() Returns the element’s UUID, or if it’s a draft/revision, its source element’s UUID.
getStatus() Returns the element’s status.
getSupportedSites() Returns the sites this element is associated with.
getTableAttributeHtml() Returns the HTML that should be shown for a given attribute in Table View.
getThumbUrl() Returns the URL to the element’s thumbnail, if there is one.
getTitleTranslationDescription() Returns the description of the Title field’s translation support.
getTitleTranslationKey() Returns the Title’s translation key.
getTotalDescendants() Returns the total number of descendants that the element has.
getType() Returns the entry type.
getUiLabel() Returns what the element should be called within the control panel.
getUriFormat() Returns the URI format used to generate this element’s URI.
getUrl() Returns the element’s full URL.
getValidators() Returns all the validators declared in rules().
gqlMutationNameByContext() Returns the GraphQL mutation name by an element's context.
gqlScopesByContext() Returns the GraphQL scopes required by element's context.
gqlTypeNameByContext() Returns the GraphQL type name by an element's context.
hasContent() Returns whether elements of this type will be storing any data in the content table (titles or custom fields).
hasEagerLoadedElements() Returns whether elements have been eager-loaded with a given handle.
hasErrors() Returns a value indicating whether there is any validation error.
hasEventHandlers() Returns a value indicating whether there is any handler attached to the named event.
hasMethod() Returns a value indicating whether a method is defined.
hasProperty() Returns a value indicating whether a property is defined.
hasStatuses() Returns whether elements of this type have statuses.
hasTitles() Returns whether elements of this type have traditional titles.
hasUris() Returns whether elements of this type can have their own slugs and URIs.
indexHtml() Returns the element index HTML.
init() Initializes the object.
instance() Returns static class instance, which can be used to obtain meta information.
isAncestorOf() Returns whether this element is an ancestor of another one.
isAttributeActive() Returns a value indicating whether the attribute is active in the current scenario.
isAttributeDirty() Returns whether an attribute has changed since the element was first loaded.
isAttributeRequired() Returns a value indicating whether the attribute is required.
isAttributeSafe() Returns a value indicating whether the attribute is safe for massive assignments.
isChildOf() Returns whether this element is a direct child of another one.
isDescendantOf() Returns whether this element is a descendant of another one.
isFieldDirty() Returns whether a custom field value has changed since the element was first loaded.
isFieldEmpty() Returns whether a field is empty.
isLocalized() Returns whether elements of this type store content on a per-site basis.
isNextSiblingOf() Returns whether this element is the direct next sibling of another one.
isParentOf() Returns whether this element is a direct parent of another one.
isPrevSiblingOf() Returns whether this element is the direct previous sibling of another one.
isSelectable() Returns whether the component should be selectable in component Type selects.
isSiblingOf() Returns whether this element is a sibling of another one.
load() Populates the model with input data.
loadMultiple() Populates a set of models with the data from end user.
lowerDisplayName() Returns the lowercase version of displayName().
markAsClean() Resets the record of dirty attributes and fields.
markAsDirty() Marks all fields and attributes as dirty.
off() Detaches an existing event handler from this component.
offsetExists() Returns whether there is an element at the specified offset.
offsetGet() Returns the element at the specified offset.
offsetSet() Sets the element at the specified offset.
offsetUnset() Sets the element value at the specified offset to null.
on() Attaches an event handler to an event.
onUnsafeAttribute() This method is invoked when an unsafe attribute is being massively assigned.
pluralDisplayName() Returns the plural version of displayName().
pluralLowerDisplayName() Returns the plural, lowercase version of displayName().
refHandle() Returns the handle that should be used to refer to this element type from reference tags.
rules() Returns the validation rules for attributes.
safeAttributes() Returns the attribute names that are safe to be massively assigned in the current scenario.
scenarios() Returns a list of scenarios and the corresponding active attributes.
searchableAttributes() Defines which element attributes should be searchable.
setAttributes() Sets the attribute values in a massive way.
setAuthor() Sets the entry's author.
setDirtyAttributes() Sets the list of dirty attribute names.
setEagerLoadedElementCount() Sets the count of eager-loaded elements for a given handle.
setEagerLoadedElements() Sets some eager-loaded elements on a given handle.
setEnabledForSite() Sets whether the element is enabled for the current site.
setFieldParamNamespace() Sets the namespace used by custom field params on the request.
setFieldValue() Sets the value for a given field.
setFieldValues() Sets the element’s custom field values.
setFieldValuesFromRequest() Sets the element’s custom field values, when the values have come from post data.
setNext() Sets the default next element.
setParent() Sets the element’s parent.
setPrev() Sets the default previous element.
setRevisionCreatorId() Sets the revision creator ID to be saved.
setRevisionNotes() Sets the revision notes to be saved.
setScenario() Sets the scenario for the model.
sortOptions() Returns the sort options for the element type.
sources() Returns the source definitions that elements of this type may belong to.
statuses() Returns all of the possible statuses that elements of this type may have.
tableAttributes() Defines all of the available columns that can be shown in table views.
toArray() Converts the model into an array.
trackChanges() Returns whether Craft should keep track of attribute and custom field changes made to this element type, including when the last time they were changed, and who was logged-in at the time.
trigger() Triggers an event.
updateTitle() Updates the entry's title, if its entry type has a dynamic title format.
validate() Performs the data validation.
validateCustomFieldAttribute() Calls a custom validation function on a custom field.
validateCustomFieldContentSize() Validates that the content size is going to fit within the field’s database column.
validateMultiple() Validates multiple models.

# __clone()

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# afterMoveInStructure()

Performs actions after an element is moved within a structure.

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Arguments

  • $structureId (integer) – The structure ID

# afterPropagate()

Since
3.2.0

Performs actions after an element is fully saved and propagated to other sites.

TIP

This will get called regardless of whether $propagate is true or false for craft\services\Elements::saveElement().

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Arguments

  • $isNew (boolean) – Whether the element is brand new

# afterRestore()

Since
3.1.0

Performs actions after an element is restored.

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# afterSave()

Performs actions after an element is saved.

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Arguments

  • $isNew (boolean) – Whether the element is brand new

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# beforeDelete()

Performs actions before an element is deleted.

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Returns

boolean – Whether the element should be deleted

# beforeSave()

Performs actions before an element is saved.

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Arguments

  • $isNew (boolean) – Whether the element is brand new

Returns

boolean – Whether the element should be saved

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# beforeValidate()

This method is invoked before validation starts.

The default implementation raises a beforeValidate event. You may override this method to do preliminary checks before validation. Make sure the parent implementation is invoked so that the event can be raised.

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Returns

boolean – Whether the validation should be executed. Defaults to true. If false is returned, the validation will stop and the model is considered invalid.

# datetimeAttributes()

Returns the names of any attributes that should hold DateTime values.

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Returns

string[]

# displayName()

Returns the display name of this class.

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Returns

string – The display name of this class.

# eagerLoadingMap()

Returns an array that maps source-to-target element IDs based on the given sub-property handle.

This method aids in the eager-loading of elements when performing an element query. The returned array should contain the following keys:

  • elementType – the fully qualified class name of the element type that should be eager-loaded
  • map – an array of element ID mappings, where each element is a sub-array with source and target keys.
  • criteria (optional) – Any criteria parameters that should be applied to the element query when fetching the eager-loaded elements.
use craft\db\Query;
use craft\helpers\ArrayHelper;

public static function eagerLoadingMap(array $sourceElements, string $handle) {
    switch ($handle) {
        case 'author':
            $bookIds = ArrayHelper::getColumn($sourceElements, 'id');
            $map = (new Query)
                ->select(['source' => 'id', 'target' => 'authorId'])
                ->from('{{%books}}')
                ->where(['id' => $bookIds)
                ->all();
            return [
                'elementType' => \my\plugin\Author::class,
                'map' => $map,
            ];
        case 'bookClubs':
            $bookIds = ArrayHelper::getColumn($sourceElements, 'id');
            $map = (new Query)
                ->select(['source' => 'bookId', 'target' => 'clubId'])
                ->from('{{%bookclub_books}}')
                ->where(['bookId' => $bookIds)
                ->all();
            return [
                'elementType' => \my\plugin\BookClub::class,
                'map' => $map,
            ];
        default:
            return parent::eagerLoadMap($sourceElements, $handle);
    }
}

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Arguments

  • $sourceElements (craft\base\ElementInterface[]) – An array of the source elements
  • $handle (string) – The property handle used to identify which target elements should be included in the map

Returns

array, false, null – The eager-loading element ID mappings, false if no mappings exist, or null if the result should be ignored

# extraFields()

Returns the list of fields that can be expanded further and returned by toArray().

This method is similar to fields() except that the list of fields returned by this method are not returned by default by toArray(). Only when field names to be expanded are explicitly specified when calling toArray(), will their values be exported.

The default implementation returns an empty array.

You may override this method to return a list of expandable fields based on some context information (e.g. the current application user).

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Returns

array – The list of expandable field names or field definitions. Please refer to fields() on the format of the return value.

# find()

Creates an craft\elements\db\ElementQueryInterface instance for query purpose.

The returned craft\elements\db\ElementQueryInterface instance can be further customized by calling methods defined in craft\elements\db\ElementQueryInterface before one() or all() is called to return populated \craft\elements\ElementInterface instances. For example,

// Find the entry whose ID is 5
$entry = Entry::find()->id(5)->one();
// Find all assets and order them by their filename:
$assets = Asset::find()
    ->orderBy('filename')
    ->all();

If you want to define custom criteria parameters for your elements, you can do so by overriding this method and returning a custom query class. For example,

class Product extends Element
{
    public static function find()
    {
        // use ProductQuery instead of the default ElementQuery
        return new ProductQuery(get_called_class());
    }
}

You can also set default criteria parameters on the ElementQuery if you don’t have a need for a custom query class. For example,

class Customer extends ActiveRecord
{
    public static function find()
    {
        return parent::find()->limit(50);
    }
}

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Returns

craft\elements\db\EntryQuery – The newly created craft\elements\db\EntryQuery instance.

# getAuthor()

Returns the entry's author.

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Returns

craft\elements\User, null

Throws

Example

$author = $entry->author;

# getCacheTags()

Since
3.5.0

Returns the cache tags that should be cleared when this element is saved.

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Returns

string[]

# getCpEditUrl()

Returns the element’s edit URL in the control panel.

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Returns

string, null

Example

$url = $entry->cpEditUrl;

# getEditorHtml()

Returns the HTML for the element’s editor HUD.

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Returns

string – The HTML for the editor HUD

# getFieldLayout()

Returns the field layout used by this element.

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Returns

craft\models\FieldLayout, null

# getGqlTypeName()

Since
3.3.0

Returns the GraphQL type name for this element type.

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Returns

string

# getIsEditable()

Returns whether the current user can edit the element.

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Returns

boolean

Example

$editable = $entry->isEditable;

# getIsTitleTranslatable()

Since
3.5.0

Returns whether the Title field should be shown as translatable in the UI.

Note this method has no effect on whether titles will get copied over to other sites when the element is actually getting saved. That is determined by getTitleTranslationKey().

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Returns

boolean

# getRef()

Returns the reference string to this element.

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Returns

string, null

# getSection()

Returns the entry's section.

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Returns

craft\models\Section

Throws

Example

$section = $entry->section;

# getStatus()

Returns the element’s status.

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Returns

string, null

# getSupportedSites()

Returns the sites this element is associated with.

The function can either return an array of site IDs, or an array of sub-arrays, each with the following keys:

  • siteId (integer) - The site ID
  • propagate (boolean) – Whether the element should be propagated to this site on save (true by default)
  • enabledByDefault (boolean) – Whether the element should be enabled in this site by default (true by default)

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Returns

integer[], array

# getTitleTranslationDescription()

Since
3.5.0

Returns the description of the Title field’s translation support.

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Returns

string, null

# getTitleTranslationKey()

Returns the Title’s translation key.

When saving an element on a multi-site Craft install, if $propagate is true for craft\services\Elements::saveElement(), then getTitleTranslationKey() will be called for each site the element should be propagated to. If the method returns the same value as it did for the initial site, then the initial site’s title will be copied over to the target site.

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Returns

string – The translation key

# getType()

Returns the entry type.

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Returns

craft\models\EntryType

Throws

Example

$entryType = $entry->type;

# getUriFormat()

Returns the URI format used to generate this element’s URI.

Note that element types that can have URIs must return true from hasUris().

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Returns

string, null

Throws

# gqlMutationNameByContext()

Since
3.5.0

Returns the GraphQL mutation name by an element's context.

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Arguments

  • $context (mixed) – The element's context, such as a volume, entry type, or Matrix block type.

Returns

string

# gqlScopesByContext()

Since
3.3.0

Returns the GraphQL scopes required by element's context.

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Arguments

  • $context (mixed) – The element's context, such as a Volume, Entry Type or Matrix Block Type.

Returns

array

# gqlTypeNameByContext()

Since
3.3.0

Returns the GraphQL type name by an element's context.

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Arguments

  • $context (mixed) – The element's context, such as a Volume, Entry Type or Matrix Block Type.

Returns

string

# hasContent()

Returns whether elements of this type will be storing any data in the content table (titles or custom fields).

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Returns

boolean – Whether elements of this type will be storing any data in the content table.

# hasStatuses()

Returns whether elements of this type have statuses.

If this returns true, the element index template will show a Status menu by default, and your elements will get status indicator icons next to them. Use statuses() to customize which statuses the elements might have.

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Returns

boolean – Whether elements of this type have statuses.

# hasTitles()

Returns whether elements of this type have traditional titles.

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Returns

boolean – Whether elements of this type have traditional titles.

# hasUris()

Returns whether elements of this type can have their own slugs and URIs.

Note that individual elements must also return a URI format from getUriFormat() if they are to actually get a URI.

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Returns

boolean – Whether elements of this type can have their own slugs and URIs.

# init()

Since
3.5.0

Initializes the object.

This method is invoked at the end of the constructor after the object is initialized with the given configuration.

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# isLocalized()

Returns whether elements of this type store content on a per-site basis.

If this returns true, the element’s getSupportedSites() method will be responsible for defining which sites its content should be stored in.

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Returns

boolean – Whether elements of this type store data on a per-site basis.

# lowerDisplayName()

Since
3.3.17

Returns the lowercase version of displayName().

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Returns

string

# pluralDisplayName()

Since
3.2.0

Returns the plural version of displayName().

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Returns

string

# pluralLowerDisplayName()

Since
3.3.17

Returns the plural, lowercase version of displayName().

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Returns

string

# refHandle()

Returns the handle that should be used to refer to this element type from reference tags.

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Returns

string, null – The reference handle, or null if the element type doesn’t support reference tags

# setAuthor()

Sets the entry's author.

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Arguments

# setEagerLoadedElements()

Sets some eager-loaded elements on a given handle.

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Arguments

# statuses()

Returns all of the possible statuses that elements of this type may have.

This method will be called when populating the Status menu on element indexes, for element types whose hasStatuses() method returns true. It will also be called when craft\elements\db\ElementQuery is querying for elements, to ensure that its “status” parameter is set to a valid status. It should return an array whose keys are the status values, and values are the human-facing status labels, or an array with the following keys:

  • label – The human-facing status label.
  • color – The status color (green, orange, red, yellow, pink, purple, blue, turquoise, light, grey, black, or white) You can customize the database query condition that should be applied for your custom statuses from craft\elements\db\ElementQuery::statusCondition().

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Returns

array

# trackChanges()

Since
3.4.0

Returns whether Craft should keep track of attribute and custom field changes made to this element type, including when the last time they were changed, and who was logged-in at the time.

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Returns

boolean – Whether to track changes made to elements of this type.

# updateTitle()

Since
3.0.3

Updates the entry's title, if its entry type has a dynamic title format.

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# Protected Methods

Method Description
defineActions() Defines the available element actions for a given source.
defineDefaultTableAttributes() Returns the list of table attribute keys that should be shown by default.
defineExporters() Defines the available element exporters for a given source.
defineFieldLayouts() Defines the field layouts associated with elements for a given source.
defineRules() Returns the validation rules for attributes.
defineSearchableAttributes() Defines which element attributes should be searchable.
defineSortOptions() Returns the sort options for the element type.
defineSources() Defines the sources that elements of this type may belong to.
defineTableAttributes() Defines all of the available columns that can be shown in table views.
extractFieldsFor() Extract nested fields from a fields collection for a given root field Nested fields are separated with dots (.). e.g: "item.id" The previous example would extract "id".
extractRootFields() Extracts the root field names from nested fields.
fieldByHandle() Returns the field with a given handle.
fieldLayoutFields() Returns each of this element’s fields.
findByCondition() Finds Element instance(s) by the given condition.
htmlAttributes() Returns any attributes that should be included in the element’s DOM representation in the control panel.
normalizeFieldValue() Normalizes a field’s value.
prepElementQueryForTableAttribute() Preps the element criteria for a given table attribute
previewTargets() Returns the additional locations that should be available for previewing the element, besides its primary URL.
resolveFields() Determines which fields can be returned by toArray().
route() Returns the route that should be used when the element’s URI is requested.
searchKeywords() Returns the search keywords for a given search attribute.
tableAttributeHtml() Returns the HTML that should be shown for a given attribute in Table View.

# defineActions()

Defines the available element actions for a given source.

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Arguments

  • $source (string, null) – The selected source’s key, if any.

Returns

array – The available element actions.

# defineDefaultTableAttributes()

Returns the list of table attribute keys that should be shown by default.

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Arguments

  • $source (string) – The selected source’s key

Returns

string[] – The table attributes.

# defineFieldLayouts()

Since
3.5.0

Defines the field layouts associated with elements for a given source.

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Arguments

  • $source (string) – The selected source’s key, if any

Returns

craft\models\FieldLayout[] – The associated field layouts

# defineRules()

Since
3.4.0

Returns the validation rules for attributes.

See rules() for details about what should be returned.

Models should override this method instead of rules() so EVENT_DEFINE_RULES handlers can modify the class-defined rules.

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Returns

array

# defineSortOptions()

Returns the sort options for the element type.

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Returns

array – The attributes that elements can be sorted by

# defineSources()

Defines the sources that elements of this type may belong to.

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Arguments

  • $context (string, null) – The context ('index' or 'modal').

Returns

array – The sources.

# defineTableAttributes()

Defines all of the available columns that can be shown in table views.

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Returns

array – The table attributes.

# prepElementQueryForTableAttribute()

Preps the element criteria for a given table attribute

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Arguments

# previewTargets()

Since
3.2.0

Returns the additional locations that should be available for previewing the element, besides its primary URL.

Each target should be represented by a sub-array with 'label' and 'url' keys.

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Returns

array

# route()

Returns the route that should be used when the element’s URI is requested.

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Returns

mixed – The route that the request should use, or null if no special action should be taken

# tableAttributeHtml()

Returns the HTML that should be shown for a given attribute in Table View.

This method can be used to completely customize what actually shows up within the table’s body for a given attribute, rather than simply showing the attribute’s raw value.

For example, if your elements have an email attribute that you want to wrap in a mailto: link, your getTableAttributesHtml() method could do this:

switch ($attribute) {
    case 'email':
        return $this->email ? Html::mailto(Html::encode($this->email)) : '';
    // ...
}
return parent::tableAttributeHtml($attribute);

WARNING

All untrusted text should be passed through craft\helpers\Html::encode() to prevent XSS attacks.

By default the following will be returned:

  • If the attribute name is link or uri, it will be linked to the front-end URL.
  • If the attribute is a custom field handle, it will pass the responsibility off to the field type.
  • If the attribute value is a \craft\elements\DateTime object, the date will be formatted with a localized date format.
  • For anything else, it will output the attribute value as a string.

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Arguments

  • $attribute (string) – The attribute name.

Returns

string – The HTML that should be shown for a given attribute in Table View.

Throws

# Constants

Constant Description
ATTR_STATUS_CONFLICTED
ATTR_STATUS_MODIFIED
ATTR_STATUS_OUTDATED
HOMEPAGE_URI
SCENARIO_DEFAULT The name of the default scenario.
SCENARIO_ESSENTIALS
SCENARIO_LIVE
STATUS_ARCHIVED
STATUS_DISABLED
STATUS_ENABLED
STATUS_EXPIRED
STATUS_LIVE
STATUS_PENDING