I have a content type with reference field of type paragraph.

Using below code only gives me fields of content type and does not give referenced fields. How can I get referenced fields of a particular node type?

function hook_form_alter(array &$form, FormStateInterface &$form_state, $form_id) {
    $entityManager = \Drupal::service('entity.manager');
    $fields = $entityManager->getFieldDefinitions('node','media');

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Once you have a $node object, you can get the referenced field value by the following code:


Here, field_reference is a field of type Entity reference revisions referencing to the paragraph entity.

  • How to get $node object? Commented Aug 8, 2017 at 10:50
  • @SugandhKhanna Depends on where you write this code. Can you add more details to the question stating where (function?) you need the referenced entities.
    – AjitS
    Commented Aug 8, 2017 at 10:52
  • edited, need referenced nodes in hook_form_alter and need to alter referenced nodes to be required=True. Commented Aug 8, 2017 at 10:56
  • And I can't load the node for this, because I need to alter referenced fields at the time of adding a node not at edit. Commented Aug 8, 2017 at 11:00

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