function _update_7000_field_create_field

Utility function: create a field by writing directly to the database.

This function can be used for databases whose schema is at field module version 7000 or higher.

Related topics

4 calls to _update_7000_field_create_field()
comment_update_7005 in drupal/modules/comment/comment.install
Create the comment_body field.
node_update_7006 in drupal/modules/node/node.install
Convert body and teaser from node properties to fields, and migrate status/comment/promote and sticky columns to the {node_revision} table.
system_update_7060 in drupal/modules/system/system.install
Create fields in preparation for migrating upload.module to file.module.
taxonomy_update_7004 in drupal/modules/taxonomy/taxonomy.install
Move taxonomy vocabulary associations for nodes to fields and field instances.


drupal/modules/field/field.install, line 178
Install, update and uninstall functions for the field module.


function _update_7000_field_create_field(&$field) {

  // Merge in default values.`
  $field += array(
    'entity_types' => array(),
    'cardinality' => 1,
    'translatable' => FALSE,
    'locked' => FALSE,
    'settings' => array(),
    'indexes' => array(),
    'deleted' => 0,
    'active' => 1,

  // Set storage.
  $field['storage'] = array(
    'type' => 'field_sql_storage',
    'settings' => array(),
    'module' => 'field_sql_storage',
    'active' => 1,

  // Fetch the field schema to initialize columns and indexes. The field module
  // is not guaranteed to be loaded at this point.
  $schema = (array) module_invoke($field['module'], 'field_schema', $field);
  $schema += array(
    'columns' => array(),
    'indexes' => array(),

  // 'columns' are hardcoded in the field type.
  $field['columns'] = $schema['columns'];

  // 'indexes' can be both hardcoded in the field type, and specified in the
  // incoming $field definition.
  $field['indexes'] += $schema['indexes'];

  // The serialized 'data' column contains everything from $field that does not
  // have its own column and is not automatically populated when the field is
  // read.
  $data = $field;
  unset($data['columns'], $data['field_name'], $data['type'], $data['active'], $data['module'], $data['storage_type'], $data['storage_active'], $data['storage_module'], $data['locked'], $data['cardinality'], $data['deleted']);

  // Additionally, do not save the 'bundles' property populated by
  // field_info_field().

  // Write the field to the database.
  $record = array(
    'field_name' => $field['field_name'],
    'type' => $field['type'],
    'module' => $field['module'],
    'active' => (int) $field['active'],
    'storage_type' => $field['storage']['type'],
    'storage_module' => $field['storage']['module'],
    'storage_active' => (int) $field['storage']['active'],
    'locked' => (int) $field['locked'],
    'data' => serialize($data),
    'cardinality' => $field['cardinality'],
    'translatable' => (int) $field['translatable'],
    'deleted' => (int) $field['deleted'],

  // We don't use drupal_write_record() here because it depends on the schema.
  $field['id'] = db_insert('field_config')

  // Create storage for the field.