function hook_field_storage_load

Load field data for a set of entities.

This hook is invoked from field_attach_load() to ask the field storage module to load field data.

Modules implementing this hook should load field values and add them to objects in $entities. Fields with no values should be added as empty arrays.


$entity_type: The type of entity, such as 'node' or 'user'.

$entities: The array of entity objects to add fields to, keyed by entity ID.

$age: FIELD_LOAD_CURRENT to load the most recent revision for all fields, or FIELD_LOAD_REVISION to load the version indicated by each entity.

$fields: An array listing the fields to be loaded. The keys of the array are field IDs, and the values of the array are the entity IDs (or revision IDs, depending on the $age parameter) to add each field to.

$options: An associative array of additional options, with the following keys:

  • deleted: If TRUE, deleted fields should be loaded as well as non-deleted fields. If unset or FALSE, only non-deleted fields should be loaded.

Related topics

2 functions implement hook_field_storage_load()

Note: this list is generated by pattern matching, so it may include some functions that are not actually implementations of this hook.

field_sql_storage_field_storage_load in drupal/modules/field/modules/field_sql_storage/field_sql_storage.module
Implements hook_field_storage_load().
field_test_field_storage_load in drupal/modules/field/tests/
Implements hook_field_storage_load().
1 invocation of hook_field_storage_load()
field_attach_load in drupal/modules/field/
Loads fields for the current revisions of a group of entities.


drupal/modules/field/field.api.php, line 1787
Hooks provided by the Field module.


function hook_field_storage_load($entity_type, $entities, $age, $fields, $options) {
  $load_current = $age == FIELD_LOAD_CURRENT;
  foreach ($fields as $field_id => $ids) {

    // By the time this hook runs, the relevant field definitions have been
    // populated and cached in FieldInfo, so calling field_info_field_by_id()
    // on each field individually is more efficient than loading all fields in
    // memory upfront with field_info_field_by_ids().
    $field = field_info_field_by_id($field_id);
    $field_name = $field['field_name'];
    $table = $load_current ? _field_sql_storage_tablename($field) : _field_sql_storage_revision_tablename($field);
    $query = db_select($table, 't')
      ->condition('entity_type', $entity_type)
      ->condition($load_current ? 'entity_id' : 'revision_id', $ids, 'IN')
      ->condition('language', field_available_languages($entity_type, $field), 'IN')
    if (empty($options['deleted'])) {
        ->condition('deleted', 0);
    $results = $query
    $delta_count = array();
    foreach ($results as $row) {
      if (!isset($delta_count[$row->entity_id][$row->language])) {
        $delta_count[$row->entity_id][$row->language] = 0;
      if ($field['cardinality'] == FIELD_CARDINALITY_UNLIMITED || $delta_count[$row->entity_id][$row->language] < $field['cardinality']) {
        $item = array();

        // For each column declared by the field, populate the item
        // from the prefixed database column.
        foreach ($field['columns'] as $column => $attributes) {
          $column_name = _field_sql_storage_columnname($field_name, $column);
          $item[$column] = $row->{$column_name};

        // Add the item to the field values for the entity.
        $entities[$row->entity_id]->{$field_name}[$row->language][] = $item;