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Drupal 8 Module Development by Daniel Sipos

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Field settings

When we created our field type, we specified some storage settings, and we saw that these are typically linked to underlying storage and cannot be changed once the field has data in it. This is because databases have a hard time making table column changes when there is data present in them. However, apart from storage settings, we also have something called field settings, which are specific to the field instance on a certain entity bundle. Even more, they can (or should) be changeable even after the field has been created and has data in it. An example of such a field setting, which is available from Drupal core on all field types, is the "required" option that marks a field as required or not. So, let's see how we can add ...

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