Working with Entity CRUD for Drupal 8, Drupal 9

Last updated February 24, 2022
Module Development8.9.x/9.3.x

Entity CRUD (Create, Read, Update, and Delete) operations are handled via the EntityTypeManager service.

In this tutorial we'll:

  • Learn how to use the EntityTypeManager service to perform basic CRUD operations with examples you can copy/paste
  • Access both property and field values of an entity
  • Update entities by setting new field values and then saving the object

By the end of this tutorial, you'll be able to understand Entity CRUD operations and be well on your way to becoming comfortable with accessing and manipulating entity values in code.