$sanitizer->fieldName() method

Sanitize consistent with names used by ProcessWire fields and/or PHP variables

  • Allows upper and lowercase ASCII letters, digits and underscore.
  • ProcessWire field names follow the same conventions as PHP variable names, though digits may lead.
  • This method is the same as the varName() sanitizer except that it supports beautification and max length.
  • Unlike other name formats, hyphen and period are excluded because they aren't allowed characters in PHP variables.

Example

$test = "Hello world";
echo $sanitizer->fieldName($test); // outputs: Hello_world

Usage

// basic usage
$string = $sanitizer->fieldName(string $value);

// usage with all arguments
$string = $sanitizer->fieldName(string $value, $beautify = false, int $maxLength = 128);

Arguments

NameType(s)Description
valuestring

Value you want to sanitize

beautify (optional)bool, int

Should be true when using the name for a new field (default=false). You may also specify constant Sanitizer::translate (or number 2) for the $beautify param, which will make it translate letters based on the system page name translation settings.

maxLength (optional)int

Maximum number of characters allowed in the name (default=128).

Return value

string

Sanitized string


$sanitizer methods and properties

API reference based on ProcessWire core version 3.0.155

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