$fields API variable / Fields class

Manages all custom fields in ProcessWire, independently of any Fieldgroup.

Each field returned is an object of type Field. The $fields API variable is iterable:

foreach($fields as $field) {
  echo "<p>Name: $field->name, Type: $field->type, Label: $field->label</p>";
}

Click any linked item for full usage details and examples. Hookable methods are indicated with the icon. In addition to those shown below, the Fields class also inherits all the methods and properties of: WireSaveableItems and Wire.

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Common

NameReturnSummary 
$fields->clone($item)
bool SaveableCreate and return a cloned copy of the given Field
$fields->delete($item)
boolDelete a Field from the database
$fields->findByTag(string $tag)
arrayReturn all fields that have the given $tag 
$fields->get($key)
Field nullGet a field by name or id
$fields->getNumPages(Field $field)
int arrayReturn a count of pages containing populated values for the given field 
$fields->getNumRows(Field $field)
int arrayReturn a count of database rows populated the given field 
$fields->getTags()
arrayGet list of all tags used by fields 
$fields->isNative(string $name)
boolIs the given field name native/permanent to the database? 
$fields->save($item)
boolSave a Field to the database

Additional methods and properties

In addition to the methods and properties above, Fields also inherits the methods and properties of these classes:

API reference based on ProcessWire core version 3.0.132

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