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I have been exploring Drupal 8 and it's tables lately. The config table has the storage information serialized as blob. But it doesn't store the Label or Description of a field. Where can one find these data? Is there a core function which helps in fetching all these data for a particular content type?

  • As basically everything is an entity (content + configuration) core's entity api offers everything you need to fetch the data you are interested in. – theuni Apr 10 '18 at 12:15
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You can try something like this :-

$node = \Drupal::routeMatch()->getParameter('node');
if ($node) {
$field_label = $node->field_file->getFieldDefinition()->getLabel();
$field_desc = $node->field_file->getFieldDefinition()->getDescription();
$field_settings = $node->field_file->getFieldDefinition()->getSettings();
}

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