[development] formsapi question: saving additional fields' data
merlin at logrus.com
Tue Apr 25 20:34:48 UTC 2006
Nedjo Rogers wrote:
> We can easily add fields to existing forms. Do we have a way to save
> their data?
> Example: I want to extend blocks' configuration pages. I can
> form_alter where $form_id = 'block_admin_configure', adding new
> fields. But block_admin_configure_submit() won't look for or save the
> added fields.
> To do so, I can only think of (a) (mis)using the #validate attribute
> to specify a function to pass the data to and save them there, or (b)
> hijacking the form by changing the form_id and sending it to a custom
> _submit function, which saves the custom fields and then invokes the
> _submit function.
> Better approaches? Tips? Solutions that people have used elsewhere? Am
> I overlooking a relevant Forms API attribute?
You can add a #submit much like a #validate.
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