Selectors::create() method

Create a new Selector object from a field name, operator, and value

This is mostly for internal use, as the Selectors object already does this when you pass it a selector string in the constructor or init() method.


$selector = $selectors->create(string $field, string $operator, $value);



Field name or names (separated by a pipe)


Operator, i.e. "="

valuestring, array

Value or values (separated by a pipe)

Return value


Returns the correct type of Selector object that corresponds to the given $operator.


Method can throw exceptions on error:

  • WireException

Selectors methods and properties

API reference based on ProcessWire core version 3.0.236

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