Important: #82363 - Make Extbase translation handling consistent with TypoScript¶
See Issue #82363
Extbase now renders the translated records in the same way TypoScript rendering does.
The new behaviour is controlled by the Extbase feature switch
config.tx_extbase.features.consistentTranslationOverlayHandling = 1
The new behaviour is enabled by default in TYPO3 v9. The feature switch will be removed in TYPO3 v10, so there will be just one way of fetching records. You can override the setting using normal TypoScript.
Users relying on the old behaviour can disable the feature switch.
The change modifies how Extbase interprets the TypoScript settings
config.sys_language_overlay and the
Changes in the rendering:
Typo3QuerySettings->languageModedoes not influence how Extbase queries records anymore. The corresponding TypoScript setting
config.sys_language_modeis used by the core to decide what to do when a page is not translated to the given language (display 404, or try page with different language). Users who used to set
Typo3QuerySettings->setLanguageOverlayMode('hideNonTranslated')to get translated records only.
The old behavior was confusing, because
languageModehad different meaning and accepted different values in TS context and in Extbase context.
truemakes Extbase fetch records from default language and overlay them with translated values. So e.g. when a record is hidden in the default language, it will not be shown. Also records without translation parents will not be shown. For relations, Extbase reads relations from a translated record (so it’s not possible to inherit a field value from translation source) and then passes the related records through
$pageRepository->getRecordOverlay(). So e.g. when you have a translated
tt_contentwith FAL relation, Extbase will show only those
sys_file_referencerecords which are connected to the translated record (not caring whether some of these files have
Typo3QuerySettings->languageOverlayModehad no effect. Extbase always performed an overlay process on the result set.
falsemakes Extbase fetch aggregate root records from a given language only. Extbase will follow relations (child records) as they are, without checking their
sys_language_uidfields, and then it will pass these records through
$pageRepository->getRecordOverlay(). This way the aggregate root record’s sorting and visibility doesn’t depend on default language records. Moreover, the relations of a record, which are often stored using default language uids, are translated in the final result set (so overlay happens).
For example: Given a translated
tt_contenthaving relation to 2 categories (in the mm table translated tt_content record is connected to category uid in default language), and one of the categories is translated. Extbase will return a
tt_contentmodel with both categories. If you want to have just translated category shown, remove the relation in the translated
tt_contentrecord in the TYPO3 Backend.
Note that by default
Typo3QuerySettings uses the global TypoScript configuration like
(calculated based on
So you need to change
Typo3QuerySettings manually only if your Extbase code should
behave different than other
setLanguageOverlayMode() on a query influences only fetching of the aggregate root. Relations are always
When querying data in translated language, and having
setLanguageOverlayMode(true), the relations
(child objects) are overlaid even if aggregate root is not translated.
Following examples show how to query data in Extbase in different scenarios, independent of the global TS settings:
Fetch records from the language uid=1 only, with no overlays. Previously (
consistentTranslationOverlayHandling = 0):
It was not possible.
consistentTranslationOverlayHandling = 1):
$querySettings = $query->getQuerySettings(); $querySettings->setLanguageUid(1); $querySettings->setLanguageOverlayMode(false);
- Fetch records from the language uid=1, with overlay, but hide non-translated records
consistentTranslationOverlayHandling = 0):
$querySettings = $query->getQuerySettings(); $querySettings->setLanguageUid(1); $querySettings->setLanguageMode('strict'); Now (:ts:`consistentTranslationOverlayHandling = 1`):
$querySettings = $query->getQuerySettings(); $querySettings->setLanguageUid(1); $querySettings->setLanguageOverlayMode('hideNonTranslated');
|QuerySettings property||old behaviour||new behaviour||default value (TSFE|Extbase)|
Domain models have a main identifier
uid and two additional properties
Depending on whether the
languageOverlayMode mode is enabled (
'hideNonTranslated') or disabled (
the identifier contains different values.
languageOverlayMode is enabled then
uid property contains
uid value of the default language record,
uid of the translated record is kept in the
|Context||Record in language 0||Translated record|
|Domain Object values with
||uid:2, _localizedUid:2||uid:2, _localizedUid:11|
|Domain Object values with
||uid:2, _localizedUid:2||uid:11, _localizedUid:11|
See tests in
$persistenceManager->getObjectByIdentifier()) method takes current
rendering language into account (e.g. L=1). It does not take
defaultQuerySetting set on the repository into account.
This method always performs an overlay.
Values in braces show previous behaviour (disabled flag) if different than current.
The bottom line is that with the feature flag on, you can now use
findByUid() using translated record uid to get
translated content independently from language set in global context.
|repository method||property||Overlay||No overlay||Overlay||No overlay|
|findByUid(2)||title||Post 2||Post 2||Post 2 - DK||Post 2 - DK|
|findByUid(11)||title||Post 2 - DK (Post 2)||Post 2 - DK (Post 2)||Post 2 - DK||Post 2 - DK|
|_localizedUid||11 (2)||11 (2)||11||11|
$repository->findByUid() internally sets
respectSysLanguage(false) so it behaves differently
than a regular query by an
The regular query will return
null if passed
uid doesn’t match
the language set in the
Filtering & sorting¶
When filtering by aggregate root property like
both filtering and sorting takes translated values into account and you will get correct results, also with pagination.
When filtering or ordering by child object property, then Extbase does a left join between aggregate root
table and child record table.
Then the filter is applied as where clause. This means that filtering or ordering by child record property
only takes values from child records which uids are stored in db (in most cases its default language record).
This limitation also applies to Extbase with feature flag being disabled.
Summary of the important code changes¶
Queryas a constructor parameter. This allows to use aggregate root
QuerySettings(language) when fetching child records/relations. Later, in a separate patch we can pass other settings too e.g.
setIgnoreEnableFieldsto fix issue around this setting. See
DataMapperis passed to
LazyObjectStorage, so the settings don’t get lost when fetching data lazily.
Queryobject gets a new property
parentQuerywhich is useful to detect whether we’re fetching aggregate root or child object.
- Extbase model for
DataMapperforces child records to be fetched using
- When getRespectSysLanguage is set,
DataMapperuses aggregate root language to overlay child records to correct language.
whereclause used for finding translated records in overlay mode (
hideNonTranslated) has been fixed. It filters out the non translated records on db side in case
hideNonTranslatedis set. It allows for filtering and sorting by translated values. See
Most important known issues (this patch doesn’t solve)¶
- Persistence session uses the same key for default language record and the translation - https://forge.typo3.org/issues/59992
- Extbase allows to fetch deleted/hidden records - https://forge.typo3.org/issues/86307
For more information about rendering please refer to the TypoScript reference.