[development] Ctools form wizard

Dipen dipench at gmail.com
Tue Dec 1 13:52:14 UTC 2009

Hi earl,

  Thanks for pointing that out, do you have any pointers on alternate
approach to build a multistep form which has a node form and custom forms?
Would ctools form wizard help if I define my own node type using node_info
etc? Maybe then I can overtake _submit handlers?


On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 2:03 AM, Earl Miles <merlin at logrus.com> wrote:

> Dipen wrote:
>> Hi list,
>>  Can I mix system form with a custom form in ctools form wizard, I wish to
>> create a wizard containing 1 node add form and 2 custom forms. I have
>> briefly looked at advanced help of form wizard and I think there would be
>> problem in dealing with _submit of node add form in module space. Has anyone
>> encountered this before? I am trying to create multistep form with 1 node
>> add form and 2 custom forms and ctools looks like the cleanest way but not
>> sure how would I get around the _submit handler problem for node add form.
>>  From ctools help:
>> " The primary difference between these forms and a normal Drupal form is
>> that the submit handler should not save any data. Instead, it should make
>> any changes to a cached object (usually placed on the $form_state) and only
>> the _finish or _return handler should actually save any real data. "
> Run in fear!
> What you want to do is really really hard, especially when dealing with
> nodes, because the node form is a *very* difficult workflow that is not
> really open to being changed. I don't think the ctools wizard is going to
> help you here. That said, at one point Nick Lewis was doing some work trying
> to integrate form wizard into the node form, and he had some success, but I
> haven't seen any movement there for a long time.
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