In Drupal 8, field_info_field() has been deprecated.

I tried using \Drupal\field\Field::fieldInfo()->getField('field_address') and \Field::fieldInfo()->getField('field_address'), but I get this error.

Fatal error: Class 'Drupal\field\Field' not found in /var/www/drupal/modules/custom/foo/src/Controller/FooController.php

What am I missing?

3 Answers 3


According to the change record:

field_info_field($entity_type, $field_name) -> FieldStorageConfig::loadByName($entity_type, $field_name)

So you should use \Drupal\field\Entity\FieldStorageConfig::loadByName from now on.

It's probably best to use change records and issues on Drupal.org itself for docs at the moment, rather than 3rd party websites - I think they have slightly more chance of being right and kept up to date when something changes.

  • Sadly \Drupal\field\Entity\FieldStorageConfig::loadByName('node', 'field_address') is always empty for me. I dug into how loadByName works, and was able to extract the desired results by making this call: \Drupal::config('field.storage.node.field_address')->get() Jul 29, 2015 at 13:56
  • That's wrong, you shouldn't be accessing config entity values directly through config. Doesn't make sense that loadByName() wouldn't work for you.
    – Berdir
    Jul 29, 2015 at 21:15
  • @Berdir is my example call to loadByName() in my previous comment correct? I've since removed the address module and then tried with a core field, that returns null as well. Jul 30, 2015 at 3:29
  • How to modify the allowed values of a field using the above function ? am getting the allowed values of a field inside settings array when use \Drupal\field\Entity\FieldStorageConfig::loadByName($entity_type, $field_name);
    – KTM
    Oct 24, 2016 at 8:45
  • This only works for user-created fields, not for native fields like 'uid'.
    – donquixote
    Aug 13, 2017 at 19:41

Use this :

use Drupal\field\Entity\FieldStorageConfig;
$field = FieldStorageConfig::loadByName('node', $field_name);
$allowed_values = options_allowed_values($field);

For those looking for a D10 answer:

/** @var \Drupal\field\FieldStorageConfigInterface $field_config */
$field_config = \Drupal::entityTypeManager()
  ->load(implode('.', [$entity_type, $entity_bundle, $field]));

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