[development] Forms API and multiple submit buttons

Syscrusher syscrusher at 4th.com
Mon Nov 20 04:06:45 UTC 2006

Okay, I've looked in the docs and at some of the Drupal core modules, but I
haven't been able to get this to work.

I need to have a Drupal 4.7/5.0 form that has multiple submit buttons. I want
each button to invoke the hook_validate() and hook_submit() functions, but I
need a way to determine which button was the one actually pressed.

Code like this is what I initially tried in my form:

    $form = array(
        .... stuff ....
        'button1' => array(
             '#type' => 'submit',
             '#value' => t('Foo'),
        'button2' => array(
             '#type' => 'submit',
             '#value' => t('Bar'),

Now, both buttons work, but the form values array has both of their values.

I tried using #default_value and #return_value instead of #value, but it seems
not to change anything.

Is there a better way to do this?


Scott (Syscrusher)

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