1 field.crud.inc field_validate_field($field, $update = FALSE)

Validates a field configuration.

Parameters

$field_name: The field name to read.

$update: Whether this is a new or existing field.

Related topics

File

core/modules/field/field.crud.inc, line 232
Field CRUD API, handling field and field instance creation and deletion.

Code

function field_validate_field($field, $update = FALSE) {
  // Field name is required.
  if (empty($field['field_name'])) {
    throw new FieldException(format_string('Attempt to validate a field with no field name specified.'));
  }
  // Field type is required.
  if (empty($field['type'])) {
    throw new FieldException(format_string('The field "@name" did not specify a field type.', array('@name' => $field['field_name'])));
  }
  // Field name cannot contain invalid characters.
  if (!preg_match('/^[_a-z]+[_a-z0-9]*$/', $field['field_name'])) {
    throw new FieldException(format_string('The field @field_name contains invalid characters. Only lowercase alphanumeric characters and underscores are allowed, and only lowercase letters and underscore are allowed as the first character', array('@field_name' => $field['field_name'])));
  }

  // Validations that only apply to newly created fields.
  if (!$update) {
    // Field module must exist when creating a field (but not updating it).
    $field_info = field_info_field_types($field['type']);
    if (!module_exists($field_info['module'])) {
      throw new FieldException(t('The field "@name" could not be created because it requires the "@module" module.', array('@name' => $field['field_name'], '@module' => $field_info['module'])));
    }

    // Ensure the table namespaces are available.
    if (db_table_exists('field_data_' . $field['field_name'])) {
      throw new FieldException(t('The field "@name" could not be created because a database table with the name "@table" already exists.', array('@name' => $field['field_name'], '@table' => 'field_data_' . $field['field_name'])));
    }
    if (db_table_exists('field_revision_' . $field['field_name'])) {
      throw new FieldException(t('The field "@name" could not be created because a database table with the name "@table" already exists.', array('@name' => $field['field_name'], '@table' => 'field_revision_' . $field['field_name'])));
    }

    // Ensure the field name is unique.
    $prior_field = field_read_field($field['field_name'], array('include_inactive' => TRUE, 'include_deleted' => TRUE));
    if (!empty($prior_field)) {
      $message = $prior_field['active'] ?
        t('The field "@name" already exists.', array('@name' => $field['field_name'])) :
        t('The field "@name" already exists, but it is inactive. To create a field with the same name, the configuration and data from the old field must be manually deleted.', array('@name' => $field['field_name']));
      throw new FieldException($message);
    }

    // Field name cannot be longer than 32 characters. We use backdrop_strlen()
    // because the DB layer assumes that column widths are given in characters,
    // not bytes.
    if (backdrop_strlen($field['field_name']) > 32) {
      throw new FieldException(t('The field "@name" could not be created because the field name may be no longer than 32 characters.', array('@name' => $field['field_name'])));
    }

    // Disallow reserved field names. This can't prevent all field name
    // collisions with existing entity properties, but some is better
    // than none.
    foreach (entity_get_info() as $type => $info) {
      if (in_array($field['field_name'], $info['entity keys'])) {
        throw new FieldException(t('Cannot create a field with the name "@name", which is reserved by entity type @type.', array('@name' => $field['field_name'], '@type' => $type)));
      }
    }
  }
}