I can create a node using the following code:

$node = \Drupal::entityTypeManager()->getStorage('node')->create($array);

But if I have the node ID, how can I edit a node?

  • 1
    what you want to edit? which field?
    – Yuseferi
    Commented Sep 1, 2016 at 5:16

4 Answers 4


You can try this code

use Drupal\node\Entity\Node;

$node = Node::load($nid);
//set value for field
$node->body->value = 'body';
$node->body->format = 'full_html';
//field tag
$node->field_tags = [1];
//field image
$field_image = array(
    'target_id' => $fileID,
    'alt' => "My 'alt'",
    'title' => "My 'title'",
$node->field_image = $field_image;

//save to update node
  • 2
    This answer is not the good way, Ivan answer is the good answer
    – Kevin
    Commented May 16, 2018 at 22:10
  • 3
    I don't think any of these answer the original question very well. Is it possible to take an array of values (like in Node::create) and update an existing node? Or, do you need to go through each array item and ->set() fields as the answers above seem to suggest?
    – liquidcms
    Commented Sep 23, 2020 at 19:03
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    @liquidcms a entity have method toArray return an array of property values, keyed by property name ($node->toArray()). You can use for each and set value for value for the field you want to update.
    – MrD
    Commented Sep 24, 2020 at 4:12
$node = \Drupal::entityTypeManager()->getStorage('node')->load($nid);

You can use the Entity's API to perform the updates.

$node = Node::load($id);

if ($node instanceof NodeInterface) {
  try {
    $node->set('title', 'My Title');
    $node->set('field_textfield', 'My textfield value');
  catch (\Exception $e) {
    watchdog_exception('myerrorid', $e);

Old method works too for me:


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