Does anybody know, how the mentioned entity types can be setup via configuration Yaml files? Right now I am setting up my entity types for a Kernel Base Test like the following:

  'name' => 'Kreise',
  'vid' => 'districts',

$stringFields = [
$this->saveFields($stringFields, 'string', 'districts', 'taxonomy_term');

$booleanFields = [
$this->saveFields($booleanFields, 'boolean', 'districts', 'taxonomy_term');

Is it possible to quickly load the entity type configuration by an existing site configuration to save time? Because I already have configured entity types in my site configuration. It seems like an not necessary additional step, to code the entity configuration for my test.

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Here is documentation for using the configuration. So for example, if you want to load Tags Vocabulary you will do:

$config = \Drupal::service('config.factory')->getEditable('taxonomy.vocabulary.tags');
$description = $config->get('description');

$description contains the description of the vocabulary. In this way, you can load what you want from the yml file.

  • Loading the description is not loading the entity type configuration tho. I would image you need to load the configuration of the entity after exporting the config?
    – AlxVallejo
    Apr 17, 2020 at 15:33

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