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Text Datatypes


Input Field

The input field is a simple text input field. It's data is stored in a VARCHAR column in the database. The display width and database column length can be configured in the object class definition.

Input Configuration

To set the value of an input field, the string value needs to be passed to the setter.

$object->setInput("Some Text");


Password Field

The password field is basically the same as the input field with hidden input characters. It's column length can not be changed, since passwords are always hashed using the selected algorithm.

If a string appears to already be hashed, either by detection by password_get_info() or if it matches any common hash patterns below, then it will not be hashed again.

  • Hexadecimal string
  • with legth of 32, 40, 48, 56, 64, 96, or 128 characters

These rules will detect the following hashes:

  • MD2, MD4, MD5, RIPEMD-128, Snefru 128, Tiger/128, HAVAL128
  • SHA-1, HAS-160, RIPEMD-160, Tiger/160, HAVAL160
  • Tiger/192, HAVAL192
  • SHA-224, HAVAL224
  • SHA-256, BLAKE-256, GOST, GOST CryptoPro, HAVAL256, RIPEMD-256, Snefru 256
  • SHA-384
  • SHA-512, BLAKE-512, SWIFFT

We recommend using password_hash as algorithm.

Password Configuration


Textarea Field

The textarea is an input widget for unformatted plain text. It is stored in a TEXT column in the database. Setting it's value works the same as for the input field. The width and height of the input widget can be configured in the object field definition.


The WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) input field is identical with the textarea field except for the fact that it's input widget allows formatting of text and can even hold images and links (references to assets and documents). If images and documents are used in a WYSIWYG widget, they create a dependency for the current object. To insert an image, assets can be dragged to a WYSIWYG widget. In order to create a link, a document needs to be dragged and dropped on selected text in the WYSIWYG widget. The text is stored as HTML.


Editor - Configuration

It's possible to pass a custom CKEditor config object to the wysiwyg editor.

  toolbarGroups : [ { name: 'links' }],

While most configuration parameters define which features shall be available when using the wysiwyg editor the enterMode defines the following behaviour:

    • Pressing enter key adds a paragraph <p></p> tag at the cursor position
    • content gets always wrapped in <p> tags, even if you just enter one line
    • When setting the field's content via its setter method, the <p> tags do not get automatically added. When you later open the object in the admin panel and save the object, the <p> tags get added. This can be misleading because the content of the field changed although the field has not been touched.
    • Pressing enter key adds a <br> tag at the cursor position
    • same as CKEDITOR.CKEDITOR.ENTER_P but paragraphs get wrapped in <div> tags

More examples and config options for the toolbar and toolbarGroups can be found at http://docs.ckeditor.com/#!/guide/dev_toolbar.

Please refer to the CKeditor 4.0 Documentation.

Global Configuration

You can add a Global Configuration for all WYSIWYG Editors for all objects by setting pimcore.object.tags.wysiwyg.defaultEditorConfig

For this purpose, you can create a bundle and add the configuration in the new created file /Resources/public/js/pimcore/startup.js like this:

pimcore.object.tags.wysiwyg.defaultEditorConfig = {
    allowedContent: true

Input Quantity Value

Quite similar to Quantity Value except that text values are allowed instead of the strict restriction to numeric values.