For example, There is a field with 3 options in allowed values, like option1, option2, option3.Is there any function which receive the field name and returns selected values not a keys ?

With this just return key of selected opinion

  print ($node->field_opinion['und'][0]['value'])

Update :

I have create select list field and with this field user can answer and select own value like this


With above code just return the keys field and i want to return values like "Stars"

  • Can you please provide us more information? Commented Feb 21, 2018 at 6:10
  • @Jeetendra Kumar UPDATE my friend !
    – Bijan Zand
    Commented Feb 21, 2018 at 6:25

2 Answers 2


Try this code:

$key = $node->field_opinion['und'][0]['value'];
$label = list_allowed_values(field_info_field('field_opinion'))[$key];

  • Can i use that for checkbox forms ?
    – Bijan Zand
    Commented Feb 21, 2018 at 11:44

You need the field_info_field() and list_allowed_values() functions to get an array representation of the values you entered in the field's configuration.

The following:

$field_opinion_info = field_info_field('field_opinion');
$opinion_values= list_allowed_values($field_opinion_info);

should give you access to an array that looks like this stored in $opinion_values:

    [1] => Stars
    [2] => Nights
    [3] => Awesome
    [4] => Days

And from that, you can get the needed value like this:

$selected_option = $node->field_opinion[LANGUAGE_NONE][0]['value'];
$selected_value = isset($opinion_values[$selected_option]) ? 
  field_filter_xss($opinion_values[$selected_option]) :
 t('Not a valid option');

Note the use of field_filter_xss(); according to the documentation of list_allowed_values():

The strings are not safe for output. Keys and values of the array should be sanitized through field_filter_xss() before being displayed.

Hope this helps!

  • Thanks @Stefanos Petrakis but result Must have selected value, your code return all value !
    – Bijan Zand
    Commented Feb 21, 2018 at 6:40
  • @BijanZand That is also described in the answer, look for the $selected_value variable in my code example. And pay attention to the use of field_filter_xss function. Commented Feb 21, 2018 at 6:42

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