After migrating a site to a server with php 5.3, I'm getting the following warning:

Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in filefield_field_sanitize() (line 294 of /var/aegir/platforms/live/systemseed-6.x-1.20.3/profiles/systemseed/modules/contrib/filefield/

#3 1164892-filefield-sanitize.patch585 bytesmrfelton


mrfelton’s picture

Should probably also note that this is with pressflow.

mrfelton’s picture

This seems to be a conflict with the Realname module. Disabling that module resolves the issue. Looking at backtrace shows that realname's implementation of content_profile_load_profile() cals

content_format($field_name, $content);


This looks like a valid way to call content_format() whose signature looks like so:

content_format($field, $item, $formatter_name = 'default', $node = NULL)

So, content_format then calls filefield_file_sanitze with a NULL node object (the following is from content_format):

if (content_handle('formatter', 'multiple values', $formatter) == CONTENT_HANDLE_CORE) {
// Single value formatter.

      // hook_field('sanitize') expects an array of items, so we build one.
$items = array($item);
$function = $field['module'] .'_field';
      if (
function_exists($function)) {
$function('sanitize', $node, $field, $items, FALSE, FALSE);

$element['#item'] = $items[0];

$node is null because it wan't passed to content_format(). Should filefield_field_sanitize() be able to deal with a NULL node object, since content_format may pass one to it? Or, is content_format at fault here?

mrfelton’s picture

Status:Active» Needs review
new585 bytes

Here is a patch that gets rid of the warning by first checking if the node object is valid before trying to use it to set the nid property. I don't know if this would have any side effects, but it seems to be working for me.

pydubreucq’s picture

I had this error too after migrate to Pressflow and this patch works for me ;)

mikeytown2’s picture

Status:Needs review» Reviewed & tested by the community

patch #3 works for me as well.

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Title:PHP 5.3 warning Trying to get property of non-object in filefield_field_sanitize() line 294 of» Trying to get property of non-object in filefield_field_sanitize() line 294 of
Priority:Normal» Minor
Status:Reviewed & tested by the community» Fixed

Thanks guys. Although it accommodating for other naughty modules it works for me.

Status:Fixed» Closed (fixed)

Automatically closed -- issue fixed for 2 weeks with no activity.