I added a field collection to the user 'manage field' page, the field machine name is 'houses'. The user may add as many home he want.

This field collection regroup :

  • a sample text plain field (the name of the house), the machine name "house_name"
  • a sample integer field (the size of the house), the machine name "house_size"

In a custom module, I want load the current user and get values of all values of all his houses (in an array ?), how can I do that ?

I tried this :

$user = \Drupal\user\Entity\User::load(\Drupal::currentUser()->id());
$user_houses = $user->get('field_houses')->getValue();

But I get :

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It's ok, I set 8 houses in "user edit" page, so I get an array of 8 entries. But, I would like get all data in an array like this :

house 1 : name1 : size1
house 2 : name2 : size2
house 8 : name8 : size8

Thank you :)

1 Answer 1


I find =)

With :

use Drupal\field_collection\Entity\FieldCollectionItem;
$test = FieldCollectionItem::load(3);

Where "3" is, by example, a value returned by $user->get('field_houses')->getValue();

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