If I want to get an entity's bundle object, with a node, I can do something like:

$bundle_object = \Drupal::entityTypeManager()

But this seems a little long-winded. Is there a way to get the object directly from an entity? Something like $entity->getBundleObject()?

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    I doubt you’ll find a generic method for this, not one on the core ContentEntityType anyway - bundles are optional so there isn’t always an object to provide
    – Clive
    Sep 3, 2021 at 13:37
  • @Clive is correct, if you wanted to shorten this you could create a new Storage Handler Sep 3, 2021 at 13:57
  • Ok, thanks folks. I didn't see one so I figured that was the case, but never really felt great about how I was labeling it.
    – sonfd
    Sep 3, 2021 at 14:01

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The bundle field is a reference field and you can load the bundle object via the field property entity:

$node_type = $node->type->entity;

More generic for any content entity:

if ($entity->getEntityType()->hasKey('bundle')) {
  $bundle = $entity->get($entity->getEntityType()->getKey('bundle'))->entity;
  • Instead of calling $entity->getEntityType()->hasKey('bundle') and then $entity->getEntityType()->getKey('bundle'), the code can just call $entity->getEntityType()->getKey('bundle') which returns FALSE when the key doesn't exist, and the key name when that key exists.
    – apaderno
    Sep 3, 2021 at 19:38
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    Yes, the has method is not really necessary and could be removed. But a lot of people use them to make code easier to read.
    – 4uk4
    Sep 3, 2021 at 20:00
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    It makes clear, as @Clive commented, that bundles are optional. If the entity type has bundles, the bundle key has to be specified.
    – 4uk4
    Sep 3, 2021 at 20:07

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