Changed in version 12.0

The following properties have been removed:

  • [appearance][headerThumbnail]
  • [appearance][fileUploadAllowed]
  • [appearance][fileByUrlAllowed]

Use the TCA column type file to handle files.


Has information about the appearance of child records, namely:

collapseAll (boolean)
Show all child records collapsed (if false, all are expanded)
expandSingle (boolean)
Show only one child record expanded each time. If a collapsed record is clicked, the currently open one collapses and the clicked one expands.
showNewRecordLink (boolean)
Disables the New record link in TCA inline elements without simultaneously disabling the + button in the header of each inline record (using ['appearance']['enabledControls']['new']).
newRecordLinkAddTitle (boolean)

Adds the title of the foreign_table to the "New record" link.

"Create new"
"Create new <title of foreign_table>", e.g. "Create new address"
newRecordLinkTitle (string or LLL reference)

Overrides the title of the "New record" link with a localized string. This will work only if newRecordLinkAddTitle is not set to true.


'newRecordLinkTitle' => 'LLL:EXT:myext/Resources/Private/Language/locallang_db.xlf:my_new_record_label'
createNewRelationLinkTitle (string or LLL reference)
Overrides the link text and title of the "Create new relation" button with a localised string. Only useful, if the element browser is enabled. This is usually used together with FAL relations to change it to "Add file" or similar.
levelLinksPosition (string)
Values: 'top' (default), 'bottom', 'both'. Defines where to show the "New record" link in relation to the child records. Value 'none' is no longer supported, use showAllLocalizationLink, showSynchronizationLink and showNewRecordLink with value false instead.
useCombination (boolean)
This is only useful on bidirectional relations using an intermediate table with attributes. In a "combination" it is possible to edit the attributes AND the related child record itself. If using a foreign_selector in such a case, the foreign_unique property must be set to the same field as the foreign_selector.
suppressCombinationWarning (boolean)

Suppresses the warning flash message that will be displayed when using useCombination. You can also override the message with your own message using the example below.


$GLOBALS['TCA']['tx_demo_domain_model_demoinline']['columns']['irre_records']['config'] = [
     'appearance' => [
        'overwriteCombinationWarningMessage' => 'LLL:EXT:demo/Resources/Private/Language/locallang_db.xlf:tx_demo_domain_model_demoinline.irre_records.useCombinationWarning',
        'useCombination' => TRUE
useSortable (boolean)
Activate drag & drop.
showPossibleLocalizationRecords (boolean)
Show unlocalized records which are in the original language, but not yet localized.
showAllLocalizationLink (boolean)
Defines whether to show the "localize all records" link to fetch untranslated records from the original language.
showSynchronizationLink (boolean)
Defines whether to show a "synchronize" link to update to a 1:1 translation with the original language.
enabledControls (array)
Associative array with the keys 'info', 'new', 'dragdrop', 'sort', 'hide', 'delete', 'localize'. If the accordant values are set to a boolean value (true or false), the control is shown or hidden in the header of each record.
showPossibleRecordsSelector (boolean)
Can be used to hide the foreign record selector from the interface, even if you have a foreign_selector configured. This can be used to keep the technical functionality of the foreign_selector but is useful if you want to replace it with your own implementation using a custom control, see customControls.
elementBrowserEnabled (boolean)
Hides or displays the element browser button in inline records