Interface

Symfony\Component\Form\DataTransformerInterface

interface DataTransformerInterface

Transforms a value between different representations.

Methods

mixed transform(mixed $value)

Transforms a value from the original representation to a transformed representation.

mixed reverseTransform(mixed $value)

Transforms a value from the transformed representation to its original representation.

Details

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public mixed transform(mixed $value)

Transforms a value from the original representation to a transformed representation.

This method is called on two occasions inside a form field:

  1. When the form field is initialized with the data attached from the datasource (object or array).
  2. When data from a request is submitted using {@link Form::submit()} to transform the new input data back into the renderable format. For example if you have a date field and submit '2009-10-10' you might accept this value because its easily parsed, but the transformer still writes back "2009/10/10" onto the form field (for further displaying or other purposes).

This method must be able to deal with empty values. Usually this will be NULL, but depending on your implementation other empty values are possible as well (such as empty strings). The reasoning behind this is that value transformers must be chainable. If the transform() method of the first value transformer outputs NULL, the second value transformer must be able to process that value.

By convention, transform() should return an empty string if NULL is passed.

Parameters

mixed $value The value in the original representation

Return Value

mixed The value in the transformed representation

Exceptions

TransformationFailedException When the transformation fails.

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public mixed reverseTransform(mixed $value)

Transforms a value from the transformed representation to its original representation.

This method is called when {@link Form::submit()} is called to transform the requests tainted data into an acceptable format for your data processing/model layer.

This method must be able to deal with empty values. Usually this will be an empty string, but depending on your implementation other empty values are possible as well (such as empty strings). The reasoning behind this is that value transformers must be chainable. If the reverseTransform() method of the first value transformer outputs an empty string, the second value transformer must be able to process that value.

By convention, reverseTransform() should return NULL if an empty string is passed.

Parameters

mixed $value The value in the transformed representation

Return Value

mixed The value in the original representation

Exceptions

TransformationFailedException When the transformation fails.