[development] textfield from autocomplete to show value not key

Joop Sint Jago j.sintjago at xs4all.nl
Sat Dec 19 21:49:15 UTC 2009

Thanks Dave, I will do the conversion on validate.


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Namens Dave Reid
Verzonden: zaterdag 19 december 2009 22:39
Aan: development at drupal.org
CC: j.sintjago at xs4all.nl
Onderwerp: Re: [development] textfield from autocomplete to show value not


This is how the auto-completion works. If you want to keep the $name in the
textfield for the user, you should convert it to $id during form validation,
much like if a user enters an aliased path, we would want to convert it
using drupal_get_normal_path().


On display, you can re-covert it back to $name, much like we would use

Dave Reid
dave at davereid.net

On Sat, Dec 19, 2009 at 2:44 PM, Joop Sint Jago <j.sintjago at xs4all.nl>

I have an autocomplete field picking-up text suggestion from an array($id =>

When I start typing in the text-field the list of suggestions is properly
showing the values (names) of the array.

When I select a name however the key ($id) is shown in the textfield.


The only way to show the name in the textfield is to populate the array as
($name => $name).

But then $name is returned on submission while I need the key.

Am I missing something? Thanx



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