This error appears during execution of the Channels Entry API in an API extension:

A PHP Error was encountered Severity: Notice Message: Undefined property: EE::$stats Filename: api/Api_channel_entries.php

The API library is loaded successfully:


and I am making sure the API user has permission (SuperAdmin).

The data array looks like this:

$data = array(
'title'         => $tTourTitle, 
'field_id_127'  => $tTourDuration, 
'field_id_136'  => $pCountry, 
'field_id_137'  => "$tTourCity", 
'field_id_141'  => "$tIncludes",  
'field_id_142'  => "$tExcludes", 
'field_id_143'  => "$tNotes", 
'field_id_144'  => "$tDescription", 
'field_id_145'  => "$pTour->Opt", 
'field_id_149'  => $tTourPreferred 

and I am executing the call according to EE 2.11.1 documentation:

ee()->api_channel_fields->setup_entry_settings($this->aEESettings['experiences_channel_id'], $data);

if($pTourId !== ''){
  $updateResult = ee()->api_channel_entries->save_entry($data, $this->aEESettings['experiences_channel_id'], $pTourId);
} else {
  $updateResult = ee()->api_channel_entries->save_entry($data, $this->aEESettings['experiences_channel_id']);

Why would I get this stats object error? Do I need to load any other models/apis to get this working?

Not sure if this matters, but we are using the Structure AddOn.

Thanks in advance for your input.

  • Follow-up: if I comment the line of code in question, then the code runs through successfully. All entries appear in the back-end, however, they are not rendered in the front-end - unless the entry is accessed and saved in the back-end. Are these two issues related?
    – EXODev
    Commented Jun 22, 2016 at 7:50

1 Answer 1


In the meantime I have figured out this problem. When using the API library, it is required to also load the stats library. Like so:


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