Define field types.

In the Field API, each field has a type, which determines what kind of data (integer, string, date, etc.) the field can hold, which settings it provides, and so on. The data type(s) accepted by a field are defined in hook_field_schema(); other basic properties of a field are defined in hook_field_info(). The other hooks below are called by the Field Attach API to perform field-type-specific actions.

The Field Types API also defines two kinds of pluggable handlers: widgets and formatters. Widgets specify how the field appears in edit forms, while formatters specify how the field appears in displayed entities.

A third kind of pluggable handlers, storage backends, is defined by the Field Storage API.

See Field API for information about the other parts of the Field API.

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core/modules/field/field.api.php, line 87
Hooks provided by the Field module.

Functions

Namesort descending Location Description
hook_field_access core/modules/field/field.api.php Determine whether the user has access to a given field.
hook_field_delete core/modules/field/field.api.php Define custom delete behavior for this module's field data.
hook_field_delete_revision core/modules/field/field.api.php Define custom revision delete behavior for this module's field types.
hook_field_display_alter core/modules/field/field.api.php Alters the display settings of a field before it gets displayed.
hook_field_display_ENTITY_TYPE_alter core/modules/field/field.api.php Alters the display settings of a field on a given entity type before it gets displayed.
hook_field_extra_fields core/modules/field/field.api.php Exposes "pseudo-field" components on fieldable entities.
hook_field_extra_fields_alter core/modules/field/field.api.php Alter "pseudo-field" components on fieldable entities.
hook_field_extra_fields_display_alter core/modules/field/field.api.php Alters the display settings of pseudo-fields before an entity is displayed.
hook_field_formatter_settings_form core/modules/field_ui/field_ui.api.php Specify the form elements for a formatter's settings.
hook_field_formatter_settings_summary core/modules/field_ui/field_ui.api.php Return a short summary for the current formatter settings of an instance.
hook_field_info core/modules/field/field.api.php Define Field API field types.
hook_field_info_alter core/modules/field/field.api.php Perform alterations on Field API field types.
hook_field_insert core/modules/field/field.api.php Define custom insert behavior for this module's field data.
hook_field_instance_settings_form core/modules/field_ui/field_ui.api.php Add settings to an instance field settings form.
hook_field_is_empty core/modules/field/field.api.php Define what constitutes an empty item for a field type.
hook_field_load core/modules/field/field.api.php Define custom load behavior for this module's field types.
hook_field_prepare_translation core/modules/field/field.api.php Define custom prepare_translation behavior for this module's field types.
hook_field_prepare_view core/modules/field/field.api.php Prepare field values prior to display.
hook_field_presave core/modules/field/field.api.php Define custom presave behavior for this module's field types.
hook_field_schema core/modules/field/field.api.php Define the Field API schema for a field structure.
hook_field_settings_form core/modules/field_ui/field_ui.api.php Add settings to a field settings form.
hook_field_storage_update_field core/modules/field/field.api.php Update the storage information for a field.
hook_field_update core/modules/field/field.api.php Define custom update behavior for this module's field data.
hook_field_validate core/modules/field/field.api.php Validate this module's field data.
hook_field_widget_settings_form core/modules/field_ui/field_ui.api.php Add settings to a widget settings form.