Questions about the entity API, the API that allows to create entities in Drupal 7 and forward.

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Does entity_save() trigger the update event?

Not quite sure if calling entity_save() from code will trigger the update event or not. So, does it? Thanks
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save base64 images alogside entity creation via services

I need to save and edit entities via services like {user, nodes, products ...etc} the problem comes with images posted form mobile apps encoded base64. I saved the file and stored the object in ...
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Saving form fields on custom entity

I'm having problems saving my custom entity to the db. I created a custom entity called 'review' using hook_entity_info() with a custom controller. I have specified some parameters in the controller ...
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clickable headers to be sorted using EntityDefaultUIController

I am showing custom rows of an entity using the Admin UI, extending the class EntityDefaultUIController with a custom class. It works really well. I can add custom headers and add data to the rows. ...
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What does exacly mean by Entity CRUD API?

Here in the documentation comment for entity_export() says: Note: Currently, this only works for entity types provided with the entity CRUD API. So, what does it actually mean? Background info: ...
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Adding referencing entities using hook_entity_property_info_alter

I have a custom entity "Matching" with a multi value field entity reference jobs that references a node of type job. function custom_alters_entity_property_info_alter(&$info) { ...
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entity_create always returns False

I'm stuck with trying to get my head around entities, and as I was following This tutorial, I ran into some troubles with this page callback method: $projects = entity_load('project', array(1, 2, ...
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$node->toArray() don't work?

Here : How do I access a field value in a node object? Chx say : You can always do $entity->toArray() to see what's in an entity But $node->toArray(); don't work for me, why please ?
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How to create a new entity that is fieldable

I am currently learning how to create entities in Drupal 7. I have successfully defined a new entity and made it fieldable. My question is how do a create a new instance of that entity? I understand ...
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Change Views Handler for entity schema field

I want to have a numeric value in my db treated as boolean by drupal. the field is defined in the hook_schema like this 'myfield' => array( 'type' => 'int', 'unsigned' => TRUE, ...
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Node custom property exposed as extra field

I'm trying to add custom property to node bundle, my code so far: /** * Implements hook_entity_property_info_alter(). */ function mymodule_entity_property_info_alter(&$info) { $properties = ...
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Add field to existing content entity

I am trying to add a hidden field to all nodes in my module (for any node type even new ones being created later on). Would this be the correct code? $field_storage = ...
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Add fields to entity in module update

I'm using Drupal 7 and I have a module which has working implementation of the Entity API module. In my_module.install file there is a hook_schema() in which I defined table columns: ...
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Access menu links from a module

I'm trying to display a menu in my module. I've used \Drupal::entityManager()->getStorage('menu')->load('oz-topbar-menu'); which allows me to get the title of the menu, the description, etc. I ...
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Create themable field group

I have a custom entity with several fields. Now I would like to group the fields and give each group it's own twig template so that I would be able to compose a page (my custom entity) containing ...
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How to use other properties in hook_entity_property_info_alter()

I want to extend the entity properties of OG-Membership to use it as a token in rules. It works fine adding the property (for example the string 'test' as returned in the getter_callback is printed ...
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Adding an image base field to custom content entity

consider the following situation: I have created a custom content entity with several base fields (string and string_long fields) and it works flawlessly. In addition I want the entity to hold an ...
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entity view behaves differently

$entities = entity_load('node', array($nid)); if (!empty($entities)) { $render_array = entity_view('node', $entities, 'teaser', NULL, TRUE); print $content = ...
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Get all fields connected to an entity

I am trying to figure out the structure of a fieldable entity. I can see the main table in to install file, however it has various fields attached to it. How can I get an grand overview of the ...
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My module's custom fields are not picked up by entity_metadata_wrapper and thus Rules

The problem I have is that I am using a module called Trackfield that defined a CCK field for D6, I (inexpertly) ported the module to D7 to use the Field API. My port works great and I have been using ...
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How to save POST variables securely using entity api

I am creating a module that connects Drupal Commerce to Shipworks (a shipping management system). They communicate with each other using HTTP POSTs via a single endpoint URL on Drupal. One aspect I am ...
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How to create custom entity property display formatters

I am collaborating on a module CiviCRM Entities, which creates Drupal entities from CiviCRM 'entities', and provides access to the Drupal Entity API, manage fields and manage display, view, edit, ...
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Custom entity, entity_save() leads to PDO Exception?

I have built a custom entity called 'person'. In a module called 'beautify' I use a hook. Inside this hook I want to create an instance of this object with bundle 'person'. (entity: 'person', ...
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How i can use entity_metadata_wrapper for new database entry and update data in Drupal 7

How i can use entity_metadata_wrapper for database entry and update data in Drupal 7 I am using below code to save entry in database but not finding logic to update existing entry $node = new ...
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How to display author name and post date in entity view page?

I am using Entity Construction Kit module. Thanks.
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Equivelant of node_type_load() for entity bundles

If I know the entity type and bundle, I want to load the bundle object with its settings. Drupal core has this for nodes, but is there any way to do it for entities? See node_type_load() in core: ...
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ECK bundle paths

I would really like to integrate the bundles I have created with ECK with other modules which offer additional functionality for entities. The problem is that when defining menu items for entities ...
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Error with EntityMetadataWrapperException

Alright, so this is common error which happens when some variable doesn't contain appropriate values/structure. There is also a backtrace if you have devel module enabled. But how do I should read ...
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Entity Class object cannot be updated

I'm using the Entity API in my module and I'm starting to feel headache with so many problems. If you think this is a duplicate of this one or this other you are wrong, just keep reading I need an ...
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Custom VBO Action to create an Entity that is referenced

I have two entities - People and People Notes. The People entity is in another database with the People Notes is in the local drupal database. Schema for People - PeopleId FirstName LastName DOB ...
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How to let user create entity objects

I am in learning phase of Drupal and ofcourse the Entity API. I have created new entity named Projects. Goal is to make a project management system for software services providers. I am actually ...
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How do I in code add new field values to a D8 content entity?

How do I in code, create a new field value, add it to a content entity, and then have it saved to the DB? Field API is dead. Long live Entity Field API! clearly shows how to read values, but doesn't ...
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What is needed for hook_field_validate to work on custom fieldable entity?

I created custom, fieldable entity, let's call it "myentity". I created myentity_form() and myentity_form_validate(). As it is explained in comments in hook_field_validate() documentation, I added to ...
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I can't set a data value using rule on a custom entity

I have created a custom entity "Project" with this fields: id, name. I have created a rule and added an action "create entity" and selected "Project". I have added another action "Set a data value" ...
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entity eck create new property type or/and behaviour

I guess everyone here has done what I want multiple times and I am probably just stupid but I can't seem to find it. So in my drupal 7 installation I want to create an entity with a date property(so ...
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How to programatically add undeletable fields to entity?

I'm creating pretty complicated system with few custom entities. Those entities will have some calculated properties, and some exposed properties - those calculated ones will be based on. I resigned ...
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Create a derived field for a custom Drupal 7 Entity for use with Views

I've created a really simple entity; basically it's for news headlines - that is, links to articles on other sites. (Using nodes would have been overkill). I've used the entity module to take care of ...
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Custom entity api admin UI overview table how to add extra columns and operations? Drupal 7

I've seen this: Custom entity operation links but it's for Drupal 8 and dealing with nodes whereas mine is a non-node type entity. So how does one go about adding stuff to the row? I want to add ...
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Custom entity api create options list for checkboxes without field api

I want to create a checkbox widget in my custom entity to select multiple options. I don't want to use the field api, instead I want to use my custom table with multiple columns, one of them shall ...
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custom entity admin page integrity constraints violation of managed_file in 'remove' process

I am developing a custom entity administrative page. The custom entity makes use of managed files. This is by storing a foreign key of file_id that references the file id in "file_managed" table. ...
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How do I update an entity?

I have defined my own entity: 'game'; created some 'games' with entity_create; and loaded one of these 'games' into a form for editing. Now, I want to update the entity with my submit handler. Here is ...
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How to get user id of order from order entity metadata wrapper

I am implementing hook_commerce_cart_line_item_refresh(). It will be receiving line item and entity metadata wrapper for the commerce order. How can I get user id of order from its metadata wrapper ...
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Show datetime value in views with entity api

I made a custom entity with a date field stored as datetime in mysql. I see the proper output in my content, and all other field values in my views except the datetme value. Only the label is shown. ...
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Cannot access empty property on entity.inc line 277 when trying to access entity add page

I created a new entity type with hook_entity_info using this code: /** * Implements hook_entity_info(). */ function custom_payment_entity_info() { return array( 'custom_payment_period' ...
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Change custom entity fields

I'm facing very strange problem with changing my custom entity's fields. I've a custom entity with id, type, .. , premium, premium_expires_at, .. fields. It was working without any problems with its ...
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Why does entity_metadata_wrapper does not preserve node's custom URL while updating other fields?

I am programmatically loading a node of custom content type (i.e. staff) using entity_metadata_wrapper and add a reference to a collection of other nodes and then save the node. The custom nodes ...
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How can I retrieve the profile2 fields selected in a custom modeule?

I am totally new to entities in Drupal. I have used the Profile2 module to add a few profile types. This is displayed in the add/user screen as Customer. After adding the profile type I manage the ...
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Performance: Efficient use of EntityFieldQuery (with node_load OR node_load_multiple) to update thousands of nodes with/without conditions

I have script that queries a system called Symplectic for publications of over 30 users (each authored over 300 publications). Most of the publications are authored jointly by more than one user. I ...
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Get a configuration option from node type structure

I'm working on a module and was wondering how to get a node type setting (that was set when creating the node type at: admin/structure/types/manage/YOUR-TYPE) inside a node creating/editing page. I ...
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Does performing $entity->save() on field collection programmatically clears the page cache of it's node host?

I am using $entity->save() on a custom hook_cron that runs every minute. Does anyone knows if by doing $entity->save() , Drupal will clear the page cache of the nodes/views/panels housing it?