Field SQL Storage module overview

Last updated on
21 November 2016

The Field SQL Storage module provides data management for the Field module. This module uses the Field API to generate dynamic data tables for entities and fields. While this is a required core module, it may be replaced by other contributed modules that implement The Field Storage API.


This module is an internal developer API and provides no user interface.


The Field SQL Storage module was introduced in Drupal 7.


Default module: Yes
Dependencies: Field
Related Modules: Field
Permissions: None
API Documentation: Field storage API
Database tables:

You might find this information in $field['storage']['details'];. The usage of this array is very strongly discouraged and is known not to work in certain cases, like inside hook_update_N