Deprecation: #99588 - Public Properties in PageRepository

See forge#99588


One of TYPO3's main classes for fetching page records and content in the TYPO3 frontend is \TYPO3\CMS\Core\Domain\Repository\PageRepository previously known as sys_page.

This class has been around for a long time, and due to several improvements in TYPO3 v8 with Doctrine DBAL and in TYPO3 v9 with Context API and defining state via the Context API and multiple instances of this class, it is not necessary to define public properties to modify the behaviour of this class anymore.

For this reason, the following public properties are marked deprecated:

  • \TYPO3\CMS\Core\Domain\Repository\PageRepository->where_hid_del
  • \TYPO3\CMS\Core\Domain\Repository\PageRepository->where_groupAccess


Setting or reading these properties via PHP code in custom extensions will trigger a PHP deprecation notice, however they continue to work in TYPO3 v12.

Affected installations

TYPO3 installations with custom extensions making use of these properties, which is highly unlikely.


It is recommended to migrate towards creating custom instances of this class with custom contexts (for example, to show hidden records, or to use other workspace constraints), as this is already done in TYPO3 Core since various versions.

If it is needed to build queries with the common restrictions, it is recommended to use the API methods of this class, where most of the methods already have a $disableGroupAccessCheck argument, or enableFields() which allows to return common constraints, or to use the FrontendRestrictionContainer when building custom SQL queries with TYPO3's database layer directly.