[development] Set the CCK field value the the node is created

Brian Vuyk brian at brianvuyk.com
Mon Jun 22 16:50:24 UTC 2009

Is it something that could be done using a CCK Computed Field? It allows 
the field to be populated using PHP, and had the contents of the other 
fields available to it.

Might be a little simpler than doing something in a module. Unless, of 
course, you don't want it's function accessible from the frontend.


On 06/22/2009 12:44 PM, David Hautbois wrote:
> Hi
> I'm developping a custom CCK field for Drupal 6.
> I'm don't want the user set the value himself. So, this field has no 
> widget.
> I'm looking for how to set the value when the node is saved. (the 
> value is set when the node is created et not updated)
> In hook_field, I tried to use 'presave' ou 'validate' for $op, but 
> I've some problems to work with it :
> - 'presave' seems to be called when the node is displayed...
> - when the node is created, the field has no value ($items[0]['value'] 
> does not exists)
> - ...
> I 've look in some others CCK fields, but no one work like this.
> I copied the text_field CCK field, renamed all 'text_field' 
> references, simplified it and removed the widget.
> Can someone help me or point me to a good web page ? (not the CCK dev 
> documentation !, I read it many times!)
> Thanks.
> David

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