I have a paragraph with a boolean field.

  • content type
  • -paragraph entity reference
  • left hand side paragraph
  • checkbox
  • image
  • title

All the other fields have their own field-paragraph-field-checkbox.html.twig files and there's nothing to be checked, just adding a class around the image and title {{ item.content }} value.

However, I need to check if the checkbox field value is 1 or 0 in field-paragraph-field-checkbox.html.twig, and add a class if it's 1, or do nothing if it's 0.

When I tried printing the value with {{ content.field_checkbox.value }} nothing prints. I also tried with {{ node.field_checkbox.value }}, but I don't get any value.

How do I check the value of a Boolean field in a template file?

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I don't know how you debug but I think from question contest that trying node.field_checkbox.0.value might work. Or if you are working with views and use views_get_view_results function, try content._entity.field_checkbox.value or content._entity.field_checkbox.0.value 0 used if field is untranslated

Update for comment:

function TEMPLATE_theme_suggestions_page_alter(&$suggestions, $variables) {

  // Check it's a node page.
  if (($node = \Drupal::routeMatch()->getParameter('node')) && $node instanceof \Drupal\node\NodeInterface) {
    array_splice($suggestions, count($suggestions) - 1, 0, 'page__node__' . $node->getType());

with this code in your TEMPLATE.theme file drupal 8 suggest page--node--CONTENT-TYPE-MACHINE-NAME.html.twig (Undersores to dushes). and thats it, You might have {{ kint(node) }} or {{ dump(node) }} in your twig.

  • Hi Alen, tries that in the node.html.twig and field-paragraph-field-checkbox.html.twig files its blank. please see the updated field.html.twig file name maybe that might be the issue, really not sure
    – Lloyd_07
    Jul 31, 2018 at 9:42
  • Thus I think you need to suggest the right twig file for your node. Or enable twig debugging to see suggestions in html comments Jul 31, 2018 at 9:46
  • I have debug on, and for node template i am using the following. node--home-page.html.twig, which just prints {{ content }} and then for the field template using the field-paragraph-field-checkbox.html.twig
    – Lloyd_07
    Jul 31, 2018 at 9:52
  • Hi Alen, i had already added template suggestions in my .theme so page--front.html.twig has {{ page.content }} and node--home-page.html.twig has {{ content }}. kint and debug just keep my site loading nothing prints when i ckear cache and refresh the page
    – Lloyd_07
    Jul 31, 2018 at 10:22
  • @Lloyd_07 can you kint $suggestions array in your _theme_suggestions_page_alter Jul 31, 2018 at 10:31

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