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Localized Fields

Localized fields allow the definition of attributes, that should be translated into multiple languages within an object. They can be filled with selected data types and layouts - due to technical and data storage reasons not all data types are available.

The advantage of this, is to make it very easy to translate fields to the configured languages.

Definition of localized fields

First of all, you have to configure your localized fields and layouts within your class. This can be easily done in the class editor.

Add localized fields to a class

Then add attributes, that need to be translated, into this container.

Add data component to localized fields

Pimcore generated the input widgets for every configured language. The result in your object editor will look like below:

Localized page preview

By default, tabs are used if the number of languages does not exceed 15. This limit can be changed via the field settings in the class configurator.

Change tabs limit in Localized Fields

Definition of available Languages

If it's not already configured, please specify the valid languages for your website. You can do this in Settings -> System Settings -> Localization & Internationalization

Add languages


Fallback and inherited values are evaluated in a vertical way first. This is contrary to the Classification Store where the evaluation is done in a horizontal way. If no value for the current language is found, the parent level is checked.

If walking up the inheritance levels yields no result, the fallback language of the lowermost level will be checked in the same way. (Also walking up the inheritance levels for this language).

Consider the following example and let’s assume that English is the fallback language for German. We request the German value for the object at level 3. Since the only value can be found on level 1 for the default language the tree is traversed as depicted.

Language value levels in Localized Fields

Working with PHP API

Getting available languages

The following code will create an array containing the available languages for the front end (the user facing website).

$languages = \Pimcore\Tool::getValidLanguages();

Disable Fallback languages

You can disable the Fallback languages


Accessing the data

Accessing the data is simple as below:

// with global registered locale
$object = DataObject::getById(234);
$object->getInput1(); // will return the en_US data for the field "input1"
// get specific localized data, regardless which locale is globally registered
$object->getInput1("de"); // will return the German value for the field "input1"

Setting data

It works in the similar way as getting the data.

$object = DataObject::getById(234);
$object->setInput1("My Name", "fr"); // set the French value for the field "input1"

Warning: Please note that moving a field from outside (normal object field) into the localizedfield container means the loss of data from the field in all objects using this class.