I need a list of all content entities, to query them all and check if they have a specific field.

Couldn't find this in the API doku.

  • Check the existence of field or empty value of field?
    – Jimmy Ko
    Commented Aug 2, 2016 at 9:02

3 Answers 3


This is what you need:

use Drupal\Core\Entity\ContentEntityType;

$content_entity_types = [];
$entity_type_definations = \Drupal::entityTypeManager()->getDefinitions();
/* @var $definition EntityTypeInterface */
foreach ($entity_type_definations as $definition) {
  if ($definition instanceof ContentEntityType) {
    $content_entity_types[] = $definition;

But a better approach would be to get the field first and then the bundles which has this field. For example, we are looking for the "field_image" in "node" typed entities:

   use Drupal\field\FieldStorageConfig;

   $field_image = FieldStorageConfig::load('node.field_image') 
   $bundles = $field_image->getBundles();
  • 1
    the id is just that, the id. $field_image = FieldStorageConfig::load('node.field_image') or the helper loadByName('node', 'field_image') are much easier to use.
    – Berdir
    Commented Aug 2, 2016 at 15:25

Builds a list of entity type labels suitable for a Form API options list


Use in form API

$element['target_type'] = [
  '#type' => 'select',
  '#title' => t('Type of item to reference'),
  '#options' => \Drupal::entityManager()->getEntityTypeLabels(TRUE),
  '#default_value' => '',
  '#required' => TRUE,
  • 2
    Thank you for the answer. It may help to provide a non-deprecated answer, which is to use the EntityRepositoryInterface rather than the EntityManagerInterface method.
    – mradcliffe
    Commented Apr 8, 2019 at 9:29

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