function field_default_insert

Default field 'insert' operation.

Insert default value if no $entity->$field_name entry was provided. This can happen with programmatic saves, or on form-based creation where the current user doesn't have 'edit' permission for the field.

1 invocation of field_default_insert()
field_attach_insert in drupal/modules/field/
Save field data for a new entity.


drupal/modules/field/, line 103
Default 'implementations' of hook_field_*(): common field housekeeping.


function field_default_insert($entity_type, $entity, $field, $instance, $langcode, &$items) {

  // _field_invoke() populates $items with an empty array if the $entity has no
  // entry for the field, so we check on the $entity itself.
  // We also check that the current field translation is actually defined before
  // assigning it a default value. This way we ensure that only the intended
  // languages get a default value. Otherwise we could have default values for
  // not yet open languages.
  if (empty($entity) || !property_exists($entity, $field['field_name']) || isset($entity->{$field['field_name']}[$langcode]) && count($entity->{$field['field_name']}[$langcode]) == 0) {
    $items = field_get_default_value($entity_type, $entity, $field, $instance, $langcode);