1 field.attach.inc field_attach_delete($entity_type, $entity)

Delete field data for an existing entity. This deletes all revisions of field data for the entity.


$entity_type: The type of $entity; e.g. 'node' or 'user'.

$entity: The entity whose field data to delete.

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core/modules/field/field.attach.inc, line 999
Field attach API, allowing entities (nodes, users, ...) to be 'fieldable'.


function field_attach_delete($entity_type, $entity) {
  _field_invoke('delete', $entity_type, $entity);

  list($id, $vid, $bundle) = entity_extract_ids($entity_type, $entity);

  // Collect the storage backends used by the fields in the entities.
  $storages = array();
  foreach (field_info_instances($entity_type, $bundle) as $instance) {
    $field = field_info_field($instance['field_name']);
    $field_name = $field['field_name'];
    $storages[$field['storage']['type']][$field_name] = $field_name;

  // Field storage backends delete their data.
  foreach ($storages as $storage => $fields) {
    $storage_info = field_info_storage_types($storage);
    module_invoke($storage_info['module'], 'field_storage_delete', $entity_type, $entity, $fields);

  // Let other modules act on deleting the entity.
  module_invoke_all('field_attach_delete', $entity_type, $entity);

  $entity_info = entity_get_info($entity_type);
  if ($entity_info['field cache']) {