The documentation says:

Bundle fields either have to override an existing base field, or need to provide a field storage definition via hook_entity_field_storage_info() unless they are computed.

How can I do that?

I tried something like this:

 * Implements hook_entity_field_storage_info().
function km_mod_entity_field_storage_info(\Drupal\Core\Entity\EntityTypeInterface $entity_type) {
  if ($entity_type->id() == 'node') {
    $definitions['field_metatags'] = \Drupal\Core\Field\BaseFieldDefinition::create('metatag')
    return $definitions;

 * Implements hook_entity_bundle_field_info().
function km_mod_entity_bundle_field_info(\Drupal\Core\Entity\EntityTypeInterface $entity_type, $bundle, array $base_field_definitions) {

  if ($entity_type->id() === 'node') {
    $fields = [];

    $fields['field_metatags'] = BaseFieldDefinition::create('metatag')
      ->setDisplayOptions('view', array(
        'label' => 'hidden',
        'type' => 'hidden',
        'weight' => 0,
      ->setDisplayOptions('form', array(
        'type' => 'metatag',
        'weight' => 50,

    return $fields;

It does not work as intended though. The field does not appear during Form display, and when trying to save:

Drupal\Core\Entity\EntityStorageException: Table mapping contains invalid field field_metatags. in Drupal\Core\Entity\Sql\SqlContentEntityStorage->save()

I've checked the field storage config yaml (by creating the field manually) and it doesn't really look any difference to how I try to configure it:

uuid: 4c6ecbd5-49b3-4305-8f47-518f76a917f7
langcode: sv
status: true
    - metatag
    - node
id: node.field_yaay
field_name: field_yaay
entity_type: node
type: metatag
settings: {  }
module: metatag
locked: false
cardinality: 1
translatable: true
indexes: {  }
persist_with_no_fields: false
custom_storage: false

I have run drush entity-updates as well, with no luck.

So what am I doing wrong?


I ran into the same issue. It looks like there might be a problem with Core.

This patch attached to the issue "Hook entity_field_storage_info is broken" fixed things for me.

  • Please QA-review the edit I applied to your answer, feel free to further improve it, or just rollback if you don't like it at all. BTW: the downvote is not mine ... Nov 15 '17 at 9:15

For fix this error i created a class FieldStorageDefinition

use Drupal\Core\Field\BaseFieldDefinition;

class FieldStorageDefinition extends BaseFieldDefinition {

   * {@inheritdoc}
  public function isBaseField() {
    return FALSE;


for created the fields use the class FieldStorageDefinition not BaseFieldDefinition

$fields['field_metatags'] = FieldStorageDefinition::create('metatag')

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