I can output a textarea field with the following code:


How do I need to change that code for getting the summary of that field?

(Where can I find a documentation of that view-function?)


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You have to use the field formatter text_summary_or_trimmed:

$build[] = $entity->fieldname->view([
  'label' => 'hidden',
  'type' => 'text_summary_or_trimmed',
  'settings' => [
    'trim_length' => 600,

The easiest way to find the field formatter name and settings is configuring a field in a display mode of a content type and exporting the configuration.

How to find the documenation, see How to apply a Field Formatter to a node field programmatically?

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