Path: $GLOBALS[‘TCA’][$table][‘ctrl’] Type: string (field name) Scope: Proc. / Display
Field name, which indicates if a record is considered deleted or not.
If this “soft delete” feature is used, then records are not really deleted, but just marked as ‘deleted’ by setting the value of the field name to “1”. In turn, the whole system must strictly respect the record as deleted. This means that any SQL query must exclude records where this field is true.
This is a very common feature. Most tables use it throughout the TYPO3 Core. The core extension “recycler” can be used to “revive” those deleted records again.