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How to hide a Location with the eZ Platform PHP API

This is a code example from the eZ Publish / eZ Platform API Cookbook on how to search and find Content using the eZ Publish content API in Symfony Controllers or Commands:

 * File containing the HideLocationCommand class.
 * @copyright Copyright (C) eZ Systems AS. All rights reserved.
 * @license For full copyright and license information view LICENSE file distributed with this source code.
 * @version //autogentag//
namespace EzSystems\CookbookBundle\Command;

use Symfony\Bundle\FrameworkBundle\Command\ContainerAwareCommand,

 * This command demonstrates how to hide and unhide a location (subtree)
 * @author christianbacher
class HideLocationCommand extends ContainerAwareCommand
    protected function configure()
        $this->setName( 'ezpublish:cookbook:add_location' )->setDefinition(
                new InputArgument( 'location_id', InputArgument::REQUIRED, 'An existing location id' ),

    protected function execute( InputInterface $input, OutputInterface $output )
        /** @var $repository \eZ\Publish\API\Repository\Repository */
        $repository = $this->getContainer()->get( 'ezpublish.api.repository' );
        $contentService = $repository->getContentService();
        $locationService = $repository->getLocationService();

        $repository->setCurrentUser( $repository->getUserService()->loadUser( 14 ) );

        // fetch the location argument
        $locationId = $input->getArgument( 'location_id' );

            $location = $contentService->loadContentInfo( $locationId );

            $hiddenLocation = $locationService->hideLocation( $location );
            $output->writeln( "<info>Location after hide:</info>" );
            print_r( $hiddenLocation );

            // unhide the now hidden location
            $unhiddenLocation = $locationService->unhideLocation( $hiddenLocation );
            $output->writeln( "\n<info>Location after unhide:</info>" );
            print_r( $unhiddenLocation );

        catch ( \eZ\Publish\API\Repository\Exceptions\NotFoundException $e )
            $output->writeln( "No location found with id $locationId" );

Learn more in the eZ Platform documentation or the eZ Platform Tips section on this site.

Written by Jani Tarvainen on Wednesday March 30, 2016
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