Perhaps someone with a bit more Features expertise can help me here.
I have a Drupal site with 25 or so Paragraph types that I would like to export (one by one) to its own contained Feature.
I installed the latest version of Features, and created a new bundle called Paragraphs. In this new bundle, I enabled Paragraphs as a Base Type so they are an exportable option.
I go back to the main Features admin, and click "Create new feature". I fill out the basic info here, the name of the feature, then I select the Paragraph Type I want to export and wait for all of the required dependencies to auto populate. I finish the export by clicking on "Write" which produces the module folder.
In the new Drupal site I want to import it to, I see it in the list of Features. When I go to enable the module, I get an error like:
Error importing field.field.paragraph.text_editor.field_rich_text : Attempt to create a field field_rich_text that does not exist on entity type paragraph.
Except... this Feature should be introducing this field into the application and install it. The Paragraph just has a long text field for CKEditor, and there is no
field.storage.paragraph.field_rich_text.yml file that is exported. Yet,
field.storage.paragraph.field_rich_text is listed as a config dependency in the same said Feature.
Did I miss a step here? I basically want to export my Paragraph types as if they were Node types. I want to install them into a new Drupal installation without wiring them to any reference fields or Node types - I want to do that later.
Why am I getting errors like
Attempt to create a field field_rich_text that does not exist on entity type paragraph.? I get a similar error for each Paragraph I try to enable, which are all made up of basic fields and nothing special.
Edit: it looks like the auto detection doesn't quite work. For example, if I pick one of the Paragraphs from the list of non-exported Features on the overview page, the field storage definitions that are marked as a dependency in the output are NOT selected for being exported here.
I started over and removed all the exported Features, and created a new Feature. This time, when I picked the paragraph type, it still did not include the field storage definition for the field that is being bundled. When I selected it, exported it, this time it enabled on the new site, no error.
What is the proper way to do this? Do I have to go through one by one and simply ensure the field storage(s) are exported myself?