1 field.crud.inc field_delete_field($field_name)

Marks a field and its instances and data for deletion.

Parameters

$field_name: The field name to delete.

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File

core/modules/field/field.crud.inc, line 421
Field CRUD API, handling field and field instance creation and deletion.

Code

function field_delete_field($field_name) {
  // Delete all non-deleted instances.
  $field = field_info_field($field_name);

  // Sanity check to prevent writing a new empty config file.
  field_validate_field($field, TRUE);

  if (isset($field['bundles'])) {
    $instances = field_info_instances();
    foreach ($field['bundles'] as $entity_type => $bundles) {
      foreach ($bundles as $bundle) {
        $instance = $instances[$entity_type][$bundle][$field_name];
        field_delete_instance($instance, FALSE);
      }
    }
  }

  // Mark field data for deletion.
  module_invoke($field['storage']['module'], 'field_storage_delete_field', $field);

  // Mark the field for deletion.
  $config = config('field.field.' . $field_name);
  $config->set('deleted', 1);
  $config->save();

  // Clear the cache.
  field_cache_clear();

  module_invoke_all('field_delete_field', $field);

  // Do a purge to delete any empty tables immediately.
  field_purge_batch(0);
}