Fieldtype::deleteField() method

Delete the given field, which implies: drop the table used by the field.

This should only be called by the Fields class since fieldgroups_fields lookup entries must be deleted before this method is called.

Usage

$bool = $fieldtype->deleteField(Field $field);

Arguments

NameType(s)Description
fieldField

Field object

Return value

bool

True on success, false on DB delete failure.


Hooking Fieldtype::deleteField(…)

You can add your own hook events that are executed either before or after the Fieldtype::deleteField(…) method is executed. Examples of both are included below. A good place for hook code such as this is in your /site/ready.php file.

Hooking before

The 'before' hooks are called immediately before each Fieldtype::deleteField(…) method call is executed. This type of hook is especially useful for modifying arguments before they are sent to the method.

$this->addHookBefore('Fieldtype::deleteField', function(HookEvent $event) {
  // Get the object the event occurred on, if needed
  $Fieldtype = $event->object;

  // Get values of arguments sent to hook (and optionally modify them)
  $field = $event->arguments(0);

  /* Your code here, perhaps modifying arguments */

  // Populate back arguments (if you have modified them)
  $event->arguments(0, $field);
});

Hooking after

The 'after' hooks are called immediately after each Fieldtype::deleteField(…) method call is executed. This type of hook is especially useful for modifying the value that was returned by the method call.

$this->addHookAfter('Fieldtype::deleteField', function(HookEvent $event) {
  // Get the object the event occurred on, if needed
  $Fieldtype = $event->object;

  // An 'after' hook can retrieve and/or modify the return value
  $return = $event->return;

  // Get values of arguments sent to hook (if needed)
  $field = $event->arguments(0);

  /* Your code here, perhaps modifying the return value */

  // Populate back return value, if you have modified it
  $event->return = $return;
});

Fieldtype methods and properties

API reference based on ProcessWire core version 3.0.137

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