8 field.api.php hook_field_formatter_info_alter(array &$info)
7 field.api.php hook_field_formatter_info_alter(&$info)

Perform alterations on Field API formatter types.


$info: An array of information on formatter types exposed by hook_field_formatter_info() implementations.

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modules/field/field.api.php, line 1104
Hooks provided by the Field module.


function hook_field_formatter_info_alter(&$info) {
  // Add a setting to a formatter type.
  $info['text_default']['settings'] += array(
    'mymodule_additional_setting' => 'default value',

  // Let a new field type re-use an existing formatter.
  $info['text_default']['field types'][] = 'my_field_type';


When using the hook, don't forget to specify the module element as well (not mentioned in the docs)

['your_formatter_name'] = array(
'label' => t('Label'),
'field types' => array('field_type'),
'module' => 'name_of_your_module',