I have a content entity type, and I would like to have an 'Upload file' field. I have declared the field in my Entity class

$fields['file'] = BaseFieldDefinition::create('file')
    ->setLabel(t('Upload a file'))
    ->setDescription(t('Choose file from your computer'));

And in EntityForm I am trying to set some settings, because I need to make this dependable later with the '#states'

$form['file'] = [
    '#title' => $this->t('File'),
    '#description' => $this->t('Upload a file from your computer'), 
    '#type' => 'file',
    '#default_value' => $entity->file->value,

But at the moment the field is displayed, but I have problems on saving the form. The file is attached, but not getting uploaded and the error says:

Fatal error: Call to a member function getValue() on a non-object in C:\A plus\drupalsite\core\modules\file\src\Plugin\Validation\Constraint\FileValidationConstraintValidator.php on line 18

  • In field definition add ->setDisplayConfigurable('form', TRUE) and then in hook update for exmaple load the default form display and configure it. This is for texfield but have a look at upload widget what settings it has: $form_display->setComponent('myfield', ['type' => 'text_textarea', 'weight' => -10, 'settings' => ['rows' => 3]]); or just do it manually.
    – user21641
    Commented May 11, 2016 at 12:25
  • Set image as permanent in custom block plugin, temporary URI. Check this link for uploading an image in Drupal 8 Commented Jan 12, 2017 at 6:48

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 $form['File'] = array(
        '#type' => 'managed_file',
        '#title' => t('Choose  File'),
        '#upload_location' => 'public://MyFilesFolder/',
        '#default_value' => $entity->get('File')->value,
        '#description' => t('upload file'),
        '#states' => array(
          'visible' => array(
            ':input[name="File_type"]' => array('value' => t('Upload Your File')),
  • The file is uploaded, but not saved, unfortunately :(
    – badm
    Commented May 17, 2016 at 13:54
  • follow this link on how to save @badm[link]drupal.stackexchange.com/questions/198135/… do inform me if u need me to add that part here (save permanent part) Commented May 17, 2016 at 14:01
  • the problem is in this line '#default_value' => $entity->get('File')->value, if i set '#default_value' => array(10) for exmple it uploads some file with this fid, but how can i get this file__target_id $entity->file__target_id->value doesn't work
    – badm
    Commented May 17, 2016 at 14:33

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