I am working on exposing the article type content via REST in JSON format. I am using Normalizers to generate the required data format.


use Drupal\serialization\Normalizer\ContentEntityNormalizer;

 * StdClass normalizer.
class NewsFeedNormalizer extends ContentEntityNormalizer {

   * @inheritDoc
  public function normalize($entity, $format = NULL, array $context = []) {
    $node_detail = parent::normalize($entity, $format, $context);
    // $news_data = [];
    $news_data['id'] = $node_detail['nid'][0]['value'];
    $news_data['type'] = $node_detail['field_story_type'][0]['target_id'];
    $news_data['title'] = $node_detail['title'][0]['value'];
    $news_data['summary'] = $node_detail['body'][0]['summary'];

    return $news_data;


Tha above code will return target_id in $news_data['type']. But I need to pass label of the term which is referred. I tried with another Normalizer called EntityReferenceFieldItemNormalizer But there also i didn't get the required result. Can anyone help me in this regard? Any suggestions will be apprceiated.

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you have the target id so just load the term and send the label instead of target id, something like :

$tid = $node_detail['field_story_type'][0]['target_id'];
$term  =  \Drupal\taxonomy\Entity\Term::load($tid);
$news_data['type'] = $term->label();

Note: you are in class it's better to inject entity.manager service and change the line \Drupal\taxonomy\Entity\Term::load($tid); with something like:

  • Hi @berramou. I agree with this. But I was looking for like instead of loading the terms is there any direct way to get the names of terms. As there is a separate normalizer call EntityReferenceFieldItemNormalizer. So i just wondering whether it could help in this way.
    – Suraj
    Commented May 1, 2020 at 8:33

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