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Type
Class
Namespace
craft\services
Inherits
craft\services\Fields » yii\base\Component » yii\base\BaseObject
Implements
yii\base\Configurable
Since
3.0.0

Fields service.

An instance of the service is available via Craft::$app->fields.

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Public Properties

PropertyDescription
allFieldTypesstring[] – The available field type classes
allFieldscraft\base\FieldInterface[] – The fields
allLayoutscraft\models\FieldLayout[]
behaviorsyii\base\Behavior – List of behaviors attached to this component.
fieldContextstring – The active field context
fieldTypesWithContentstring[] – The field type classes
fieldVersionstring, null
fieldsWithContentcraft\base\FieldInterface[] – The fields
fieldsWithoutContentcraft\base\FieldInterface[] – The fields
nestedEntryFieldTypesstring[] – The field type classes which manage nested entries

allFieldTypes

Type
string[]
Default value
null
Access
Read-only

The available field type classes

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allFields

Type
craft\base\FieldInterface[]
Default value
null
Access
Read-only

The fields

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allLayouts

Type
craft\models\FieldLayout[]
Default value
null
Access
Read-only
Since
5.0.0

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fieldContext

Type
string
Default value
'global'
Since
5.0.0

The active field context

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fieldTypesWithContent

Type
string[]
Default value
null
Access
Read-only

The field type classes

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fieldVersion

Type
string, null
Default value
null
Access
Read-only
Since
3.7.21

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fieldsWithContent

Type
craft\base\FieldInterface[]
Default value
null
Access
Read-only

The fields

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fieldsWithoutContent

Type
craft\base\FieldInterface[]
Default value
null
Access
Read-only
Since
4.3.2

The fields

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nestedEntryFieldTypes

Type
string[]
Default value
null
Access
Read-only

The field type classes which manage nested entries

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Public Methods

MethodDescription
__call()Calls the named method which is not a class method.
__clone()This method is called after the object is created by cloning an existing one.
__construct()Constructor.
__get()Returns the value of a component property.
__isset()Checks if a property is set, i.e. defined and not null.
__serialize()Serializer
__set()Sets the value of a component property.
__unset()Sets a component property to be null.
applyFieldDelete()Applies a field delete to the database.
applyFieldSave()Applies a field save to the database.
assembleLayoutFromPost()Assembles a field layout from post data.
attachBehavior()Attaches a behavior to this component.
attachBehaviors()Attaches a list of behaviors to the component.
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.
createField()Creates a field with a given config.
createFieldConfig()Returns the config for the given field.
createLayout()Creates a field layout from the given config.
createLayoutElement()Creates a field layout element instance from its config.
deleteField()Deletes a field.
deleteFieldById()Deletes a field by its ID.
deleteLayout()Deletes a field layout.
deleteLayoutById()Deletes a field layout(s) by its ID.
deleteLayoutsByType()Deletes field layouts associated with a given element type.
detachBehavior()Detaches a behavior from the component.
detachBehaviors()Detaches all behaviors from the component.
doesFieldWithHandleExist()Returns whether a field exists with a given handle and context.
ensureBehaviors()Makes sure that the behaviors declared in behaviors() are attached to this component.
findFieldUsages()Returns all the field layouts that contain the given field.
getAllFieldTypes()Returns all available field type classes.
getAllFields()Returns all fields within a field context(s).
getAllLayouts()Returns all saved field layouts.
getBehavior()Returns the named behavior object.
getBehaviors()Returns all behaviors attached to this component.
getCompatibleFieldTypes()Returns all field types whose column types are considered compatible with a given field.
getFieldByHandle()Returns a field by its handle and optional context.
getFieldById()Returns a field by its ID.
getFieldByUid()Returns a field by its UID.
getFieldTypesWithContent()Returns all field types that have a column in the content table.
getFieldVersion()Returns the current field version.
getFieldsByType()Returns all fields of a certain type.
getFieldsWithContent()Returns all fields that store content in the elements_sites.content table.
getFieldsWithoutContent()Returns all fields that don’t store content in the elements_sites.content table.
getLayoutById()Returns a field layout by its ID.
getLayoutByType()Returns a field layout by its associated element type.
getLayoutByUid()Returns a field layout by its UUID.
getLayoutsByIds()Returns field layouts by their IDs.
getLayoutsByType()Returns all of the field layouts associated with a given element type.
getNestedEntryFieldTypes()Returns all field types which manage nested entries.
handleChangedField()Handle field changes.
handleDeletedField()Handle a field getting deleted.
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 for this component.
init()Initializes the object.
off()Detaches an existing event handler from this component.
on()Attaches an event handler to an event.
prepFieldForSave()Preps a field to be saved.
refreshFields()Refreshes the internal field cache.
restoreLayoutById()Restores a field layout by its ID.
saveField()Saves a field.
saveLayout()Saves a field layout.
trigger()Triggers an event.
updateFieldVersion()Sets a new field version, so the CustomFieldBehavior class will get regenerated on the next request.

__serialize()

Since
3.5.14

Serializer

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applyFieldDelete()

Since
3.1.0

Applies a field delete to the database.

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Arguments

Throws

applyFieldSave()

Since
3.1.0

Applies a field save to the database.

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Arguments

assembleLayoutFromPost()

Assembles a field layout from post data.

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Arguments

  • $namespace (string, null) – The namespace that the form data was posted in, if any

Returns

craft\models\FieldLayout – The field layout

Throws

createField()

Creates a field with a given config.

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Arguments

  • $config (string, array) – The field’s class name, or its config, with a type value and optionally a settings value

Returns

\craft\services\T – The field

createFieldConfig()

Since
3.1.0

Returns the config for the given field.

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Arguments

Returns

array

createLayout()

Since
4.0.0

Creates a field layout from the given config.

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Arguments

Returns

craft\models\FieldLayout

createLayoutElement()

Since
3.5.0

Creates a field layout element instance from its config.

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Arguments

Returns

\craft\services\T

Throws

deleteField()

Deletes a field.

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Arguments

Returns

boolean – Whether the field was deleted successfully

Throws

deleteFieldById()

Deletes a field by its ID.

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Arguments

  • $fieldId (integer) – The field’s ID

Returns

boolean – Whether the field was deleted successfully

deleteLayout()

Deletes a field layout.

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Arguments

Returns

boolean – Whether the field layout was deleted successfully

deleteLayoutById()

Deletes a field layout(s) by its ID.

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Arguments

Returns

boolean – Whether the field layout was deleted successfully

deleteLayoutsByType()

Deletes field layouts associated with a given element type.

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Arguments

  • $type (string) – The element type

Returns

boolean – Whether the field layouts were deleted successfully

doesFieldWithHandleExist()

Returns whether a field exists with a given handle and context.

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Arguments

Returns

boolean – Whether a field with that handle exists

findFieldUsages()

Since
5.0.0

Returns all the field layouts that contain the given field.

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Arguments

Returns

craft\models\FieldLayout[]

getAllFieldTypes()

Returns all available field type classes.

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Returns

string[] – The available field type classes

getAllFields()

Returns all fields within a field context(s).

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Arguments

Returns

craft\base\FieldInterface[] – The fields

getAllLayouts()

Since
5.0.0

Returns all saved field layouts.

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Returns

craft\models\FieldLayout[]

getCompatibleFieldTypes()

Returns all field types whose column types are considered compatible with a given field.

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Arguments

Returns

string[] – The compatible field type classes

getFieldByHandle()

Returns a field by its handle and optional context.

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Arguments

Returns

craft\base\FieldInterface, null – The field, or null if it doesn’t exist


Example

php
$body = Craft::$app->fields->getFieldByHandle('body');
twig
{% set body = craft.app.fields.getFieldByHandle('body') %}
{{ body.instructions }}

getFieldById()

Returns a field by its ID.

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Arguments

  • $fieldId (integer) – The field’s ID

Returns

craft\base\FieldInterface, null – The field, or null if it doesn’t exist

getFieldByUid()

Returns a field by its UID.

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Arguments

  • $fieldUid (string) – The field’s UID

Returns

craft\base\FieldInterface, null – The field, or null if it doesn’t exist

getFieldTypesWithContent()

Returns all field types that have a column in the content table.

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Returns

string[] – The field type classes

getFieldVersion()

Since
3.7.21

Returns the current field version.

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Returns

string, null

getFieldsByType()

Since
4.4.0

Returns all fields of a certain type.

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Arguments

Returns

craft\base\FieldInterface[] – The fields

getFieldsWithContent()

Returns all fields that store content in the elements_sites.content table.

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Arguments

Returns

craft\base\FieldInterface[] – The fields

getFieldsWithoutContent()

Since
4.3.2

Returns all fields that don’t store content in the elements_sites.content table.

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Arguments

Returns

craft\base\FieldInterface[] – The fields

getLayoutById()

Returns a field layout by its ID.

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Arguments

  • $layoutId (integer) – The field layout’s ID

Returns

craft\models\FieldLayout, null – The field layout, or null if it doesn’t exist

getLayoutByType()

Returns a field layout by its associated element type.

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Arguments

  • $type (string) – The associated element type

Returns

craft\models\FieldLayout – The field layout

getLayoutByUid()

Returns a field layout by its UUID.

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Arguments

  • $uid (string) – The field layout’s UUID

Returns

craft\models\FieldLayout, null – The field layout, or null if it doesn’t exist

getLayoutsByIds()

Since
3.7.27

Returns field layouts by their IDs.

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Arguments

  • $layoutIds (integer[]) – The field layouts’ IDs

Returns

craft\models\FieldLayout[] – The field layouts

getLayoutsByType()

Since
3.5.0

Returns all of the field layouts associated with a given element type.

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Arguments

Returns

craft\models\FieldLayout[] – The field layouts

getNestedEntryFieldTypes()

Returns all field types which manage nested entries.

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Returns

string[] – The field type classes which manage nested entries

handleChangedField()

Handle field changes.

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Arguments

Throws

handleDeletedField()

Handle a field getting deleted.

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Arguments

prepFieldForSave()

Since
3.1.2

Preps a field to be saved.

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Arguments

refreshFields()

Since
3.0.20

Refreshes the internal field cache.

This should be called whenever a field is updated or deleted directly in the database, rather than going through this service.

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restoreLayoutById()

Since
3.1.0

Restores a field layout by its ID.

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Arguments

  • $id (integer) – The field layout’s ID

Returns

boolean – Whether the layout was restored successfully

saveField()

Saves a field.

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Arguments

Returns

boolean – Whether the field was saved successfully

Throws

saveLayout()

Saves a field layout.

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Arguments

Returns

boolean – Whether the field layout was saved successfully

Throws

updateFieldVersion()

Sets a new field version, so the CustomFieldBehavior class will get regenerated on the next request.

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Events

EVENT_AFTER_DELETE_FIELD

Type
craft\events\FieldEvent

The event that is triggered after a field is deleted.


EVENT_AFTER_DELETE_FIELD_LAYOUT

Type
craft\events\FieldLayoutEvent

The event that is triggered after a field layout is deleted.


EVENT_AFTER_SAVE_FIELD

Type
craft\events\FieldEvent

The event that is triggered after a field is saved.


EVENT_AFTER_SAVE_FIELD_LAYOUT

Type
craft\events\FieldLayoutEvent

The event that is triggered after a field layout is saved.


EVENT_BEFORE_APPLY_FIELD_DELETE

Type
craft\events\FieldEvent
Since
3.1.0

The event that is triggered before a field delete is applied to the database.


EVENT_BEFORE_DELETE_FIELD

Type
craft\events\FieldEvent

The event that is triggered before a field is deleted.


EVENT_BEFORE_DELETE_FIELD_LAYOUT

Type
craft\events\FieldLayoutEvent

The event that is triggered before a field layout is deleted.


EVENT_BEFORE_SAVE_FIELD

Type
craft\events\FieldEvent

The event that is triggered before a field is saved.


EVENT_BEFORE_SAVE_FIELD_LAYOUT

Type
craft\events\FieldLayoutEvent

The event that is triggered before a field layout is saved.


EVENT_DEFINE_COMPATIBLE_FIELD_TYPES

Type
craft\events\DefineCompatibleFieldTypesEvent
Since
4.5.7

The event that is triggered when defining the compatible field types for a field.

See also getCompatibleFieldTypes()


EVENT_REGISTER_FIELD_TYPES

Type
craft\events\RegisterComponentTypesEvent

The event that is triggered when registering field types.

Field types must implement craft\base\FieldInterface. craft\base\Field provides a base implementation.

See Field Types for documentation on creating field types.


Example

php
use craft\events\RegisterComponentTypesEvent;
use craft\services\Fields;
use yii\base\Event;

Event::on(Fields::class,
    Fields::EVENT_REGISTER_FIELD_TYPES,
    function(RegisterComponentTypesEvent $event) {
        $event->types[] = MyFieldType::class;
    }
);

EVENT_REGISTER_NESTED_ENTRY_FIELD_TYPES

Type
craft\events\RegisterComponentTypesEvent
Since
5.0.0

The event that is triggered when registering field types which manage nested entries.

These field types must implement craft\base\ElementContainerFieldInterface.