I'm trying to save information into an entity build with eck, this entity has a field_collection with more fields.

I have take a look around internet, and I only find examples that works with node entity and user entity, but when I try to use the same code with my entity, it doesn't works.

This is my code:

$idform = 1;
$entity = entity_load('formulario',array($idform));

$newfield_collection = entity_create('field_collection_item', array('field_name' => 'field_form_field'));
$newfield_collection->field_sff_name[LANGUAGE_NONE]['0']['value'] = 'value name 3';
$newfield_collection->field_field_id[LANGUAGE_NONE]['0']['value'] = '13434';
$newfield_collection->field_field_type[LANGUAGE_NONE]['0']['value'] = 'value type 3';


And this is my error message:

EntityMalformedException: Missing bundle property on entity of type formulario. in entity_extract_ids() (line 7633 of /home/oscar/webapps/www/drupal/drupal7/includes/common.inc).

I have debuging the code and seems that the problem is with setHostEntity But I don't know if it's because I build the entity with eck module.



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    Please read How to Ask and possible faq and accept some answers to your other questions. You are not likely to get many useful answers with a big red 0% below your name.
    – Chapabu
    Dec 19, 2012 at 16:37
  • No problem, I hope I didn't come across as obnoxious. Some people may see the low acceptance rate and pass right by without answering, which means you won't get an answer - don't really want to have that happening :)
    – Chapabu
    Dec 19, 2012 at 20:29

2 Answers 2


The problem here is that entity_load returns an array, not the single entity. So you should do something like this :

$entities = entity_load('formulario',array($id));
$entity = end($entities);

and then the rest of your code ...

  • Of course I have devel enabled, I have a commented dpm function in the code, I'm going to check the entity_get_info(). Thanks Dec 19, 2012 at 23:23
  • could it be that you have it deployed via a feature ?
    – mojzis
    Dec 20, 2012 at 7:44
  • search for ['entity keys']['bundle']
    – mojzis
    Dec 20, 2012 at 7:49
  • Hello mojzis, is not yet a feature. I have check the dpm and I find that the ['formulario']['entity keys']['bundle'] is "type". The question is How I should have to call it: ::setHostEntity('type',$entity); ? Dec 20, 2012 at 16:05
  • and if you dpm() the entity after you load it ? does it have the type property ?
    – mojzis
    Dec 20, 2012 at 16:39

Use entity_load_single instead of entity_load to load single value instead of array.

This will solve the error.

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