I have an address field on my User entities. I want to programmatically create users and set their address field values, I currently have this:

 $values = [
  'mail' => 'chris+7asd7fadf7afdafasdf@example.com',
  'name' => 'chris+7asd7fadf7afdafasdf@example',
  'first_name' => 'First',
  'last_name' => 'Last',
  'roles' => [],
  'pass' => user_password(),
  'status' => 1,
$user = User::create($values);
$user->field_contact_information->country = 'US';
$user->field_contact_information->given_name = $values['first_name'];
$user->field_contact_information->family_name = $values['last_name'];

But it's not saving the values to field_contact_information. Elsewhere in the app, I do access these values with $user->field_contact_information->given_name.


That was simple - it should be $user->field_contact_information->country_code = 'US';

  • 2
    You can always see the column names by looking at the field class (e.g. AddressItem) and its property definitions
    – Berdir
    Jul 16 '17 at 10:10

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