Feature: #85146 - Read environment variables in TypoScript

See Issue #85146

Description

There is a new TypoScript value modifier getEnv() . The modifier checks if the variable given as its argument is set and reads the value if so, overriding any existing value. If the environment variable is not set, the variable given on the left-hand side of the expression is not changed.

Impact

Write a TypoScript statement like this to use environment values in your TypoScript:

# Define default value
myConstant = defaultValue
# Enable overriding by environment variable
myConstant := getEnv(TS_MYCONSTANT)

To have a value actually inserted, your PHP execution environment (webserver, PHP-FPM) needs to have these variables set, or you need a mechanism like dotenv to set them in your running TYPO3.

As it is a syntax feature you can use it in both constants and setup plus it gets cached, as opposed to the getText getenv feature.