I'm using Field group Module, I have created 3 groups with name & ID as given below:

Group Name    | Machine ID
Stake Holders | group_sh1  
Trends        | group_td1  
Organization  | group_org1 

I want to retrieve the group name in a custom module. By using "ctools" I'm able to retrieve the id of the group, but couldn't get name of the group. Please find the code below for your reference.

$objects = ctools_export_load_object('field_group', 'conditions', array(
    'entity_type' => 'node',
    'bundle' => DIGITAL_IQ,

$object = array_shift($objects);
if ($object && isset($object->data)) {

0 (String, 9 characters ) group_sh1
1 (String, 9 characters ) group_td1
2 (String, 10 characters ) group_org1

How can I retrieve the group name?

//Get the Field information.
$field = field_info_instance('node', 'field_business_challenge', DIGITAL_IQ);

//Obtain group of that field.
$field_group = field_get_field_group($field); 

//Get the name of the group from the Lable Attribute.

There you go, you have the group name.

  • Are you sure it's $field->Lable? – kiamlaluno Dec 7 '12 at 9:51

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