I'm new to Drupal 8 and Twig and I can't figure out what the equivlent of field_view_field is? So lets say I did this in Drupal 7 within a template file:

print render(field_view_field('node', $node, 'body', array(
    'type' => 'text_summary_or_trimmed',
    'label' => 'hidden',

How would I output a custom field in drupal 8 template?


The php equivalent in drupal 8 is:

$build = $node->body->view('view_mode');
$output = \Drupal::service('renderer')->renderRoot($build);

In twig you don't need to render yourself, twig does this for you. So you can simply put the first line in a preprocess function:

function theme_preprocess_hook(&$variables) {
   $variables['body123'] = $node->body->view('view_mode');

and output in twig:

{{ body123 }}

Edit: I see you are using a field formatter, not a view mode, and use the preloaded node, so this is the preprocess for a node template:

function mytheme_preprocess_node(&$variables) {
       $variables['body123'] = $variables['node']->body->view(array('type' => 'text_summary_or_trimmed'));

Put this in the mytheme.theme file in the theme root directory.

More information is available in the change record.

  • Hi, thanks for the rpely, I'm getting a 'Fatal error: Call to a member function view() on null' however when I try to use it from my theme file – karl Nov 11 '15 at 14:13
  • Got rid of that error I was putting it in bartiksub_preprocess_page but now not getting anything back – karl Nov 11 '15 at 14:24
  • There's a small bug in the preprocess code (magic $node var). If it's like D7 you should find that in $variables['node'] – Clive Nov 11 '15 at 14:32
  • You have the load $node first. If you use the node that is preloaded, then you can use $variables['node'] in preprocess. – 4k4 Nov 11 '15 at 14:32
  • Hi, thanks, I'm not totally following, so you mean I need to do: theme_preprocess_hook($node, &$variables) ? – karl Nov 11 '15 at 14:58

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