1 field.crud.inc field_validate_instance($instance, $update = FALSE, $load_field = TRUE)

Validates a field instance.

Parameters

$instance: The instance name to read.

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

$load_field: Whether the field instance should be read directly from config.

Related topics

File

core/modules/field/field.crud.inc, line 595
Field CRUD API, handling field and field instance creation and deletion.

Code

function field_validate_instance($instance, $update = FALSE, $load_field = TRUE) {
  $label = isset($instance['label']) ? $instance['label'] : $instance['field_name'];

  // Check that the required properties exists.
  if (empty($instance['entity_type'])) {
    throw new FieldException(t('The field instance "@label" does not specify an entity type.', array('@label' => $label)));
  }
  if (empty($instance['bundle'])) {
    throw new FieldException(t('The field instance "@label" does not specify a bundle type.', array('@label' => $label)));
  }

  if ($load_field) {
    $field = field_read_field($instance['field_name']);
    if (empty($field)) {
      throw new FieldException(t('The field instance "@label" cannot be saved because the field "@name" does not exist.', array('@label' => $label, '@name' => $instance['field_name'])));
    }
    // Check that the field can be attached to this entity type.
    if (!empty($field['entity_types']) && !in_array($instance['entity_type'], $field['entity_types'])) {
      throw new FieldException(t('The field instance "@label" on the type "@entity_type" is not allowed.', array('@label' => $label, '@entity_type' => $instance['entity_type'])));
    }

    // @todo: Check that the widget type is known and can handle the field type.
    // @todo: Check that the formatters are known and can handle the field type.
    // @todo: Check that the display display modes are known for the entity type.
  }
}