I have a config.ini.php file as follows :

;die(); // For further security
; // These php lines are used to hide the data from the browser
; // They are both valid php and valid ini files
; Don't forget to disable and reenable module, after adjusting the values
var_1= "value1"
var_2 = "value2"

And in module_name.install file, I am using it as follows.

 * Implementation of hook_enable().
function module_name_enable() {
  $config_file = 'config.ini.php';
  $parameters = parse_ini_file($config_file);
  foreach ($parameters as $key => $value) {
    \Drupal::state()->set($key, $value);
      ->set($key, $value)

I then try to use a variable with the following code.

$getvar = \Drupal::config('module_name.settings')
\Drupal::state()->get('var_1', '');

I am not getting the value. What am I doing wrong?

2 Answers 2


As far as I know, you shouldn't be using a "config.ini.php" file for configs in your custom module.

You should have a /examplemodule/config/install/examplemodule.settings.yml file like this:

var_1: "value1"
var_2: "value2"

Then when you reinstall your module, it adds the values. There's no need to run code in hook_install.

To access the values, use:


and to edit:

  ->set('var_1', $value)

You're using state correctly, I tested this out:

\Drupal::state()->set('var_1', $value);

$var_1 = \Drupal::state()->get('var_1');
  • thanks for your insight , i was wrongly given hook_enable instead of hook_install and done by the usual way of setting in install file \Drupal::state()->set('var_1', $value); and used in module file as $var_1 = \Drupal::state()->get('var_1');
    – KTM
    Commented Jun 7, 2016 at 15:05
  • Your solutions works too ,and I think its the drupal 8 way of doing it :)
    – KTM
    Commented Jun 7, 2016 at 15:33

hook_enable doesn't exist any more. Your code should be in hook_install

Other than that, this will set a value:

  ->set('var_1', $value)

And this will retrieve it:


Just tried it, confirmed to be working. If you're still not seeing the value, there's something wrong with your non-Drupal code (the ini file parsing), or the context in which you're trying to retrieve it.

  • btw i have no settings file in the module , and it through me error like : Drupal\Core\Config\ImmutableConfigException: Can not set values on immutable configuration module_name.settings:var_1. Use \Drupal\Core\Config\ConfigFactoryInterface::getEditable() to retrieve a mutable configuration object in Drupal\Core\Config\ImmutableConfig->set() (line 32 of core/lib/Drupal/Core/Config/ImmutableConfig.php).
    – KTM
    Commented Jun 7, 2016 at 12:06
  • Please ask a new question if you have a new problem...
    – Clive
    Commented Jun 7, 2016 at 12:17
  • Actually don't, that's the same problem isn't it! I was trying this against an old version of D8, give me a minute and I'll update with the proper code
    – Clive
    Commented Jun 7, 2016 at 12:20
  • Could you please explain how to get/set array variables in the same file? Commented May 17, 2018 at 10:29

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