I am using D8 and creating revision for a node with the following code.

  $nid = "my_node_id";
  $node = \Drupal\node\Entity\Node::load($nid);
// Make this change a new revision
  $node->revision_log = 'Created revision for node' . $nid;

When I create a revision, it is set as the main revision, instead of one of the revisions. Is it taking the revision timestamp when creating, and pushing latest to the top? Is there a function that tells me I am using the latest revision?


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You're looking for \Drupal\Core\Entity\RevisionableInterface::isDefaultRevision(), set that to false if you want to save a revision that is not the default revision.

  • 2
    Should use it like $node->isDefaultRevision(FALSE); right ?
    – KTM
    Commented May 18, 2017 at 11:45
  • 1
    Yes, exactly like that
    – Berdir
    Commented May 18, 2017 at 15:19

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