[development] Creating a user and assigning a node in the node's submit callback.

Sam Tresler sam at treslerdesigns.com
Tue Jan 12 21:45:16 UTC 2010

I just did a very similar functionality only used hook_node_api: case  
'insert' to create the user and set the author of the node.  Works  
just fine there and you avoid any edge cases where the form is  
submited but the node isn't 'save-able'.


On Jan 12, 2010, at 4:24 PM, Brian Vuyk wrote:

> Hi all.
> I've been trying to get a bit of code working, and I would  
> appreciate a set of eyes.
> Basically, I have a content type ('profile') which has fields for  
> user account details. If they are filled out, and a 'Create account'  
> checkbox is checked, a user account is created with those details,  
> and the profile node should be assigned to the newly-created user  
> instead of the user creating the node.
> The issue is that, while the new user is created properly in the  
> submit hook, the last line in the submit callback where I override  
> the 'uid' value from the form values doesn't work - the node just  
> saves with the user's uid instead of the uid of the new account that  
> is specified on the last line.
> Does anyone have any idea how to make this work?
> Thank you in advance for anyone that can suggest a solution!
> Brian
> <?php
> function mymodule_form_profile_node_form_alter(&$form, &$form_state) {
>  // Add our submit handler. We use array_unshift to prepend it, as  
> we want it
>  // to execute before the regular node form submit handler.
>  array_unshift($form['buttons']['submit']['#submit'],  
> 'mymodule_profile_form_submit');
> }
> // Submit the user account creation fields in the profile_node_form.
> function mymodule_profile_form_submit($form, &$form_state) {
>  // Create the user account.
>  if ($form_state['values']['create']) {
>    $account['name'] = $form_state['values']['username'];
>    $account['mail'] = $form_state['values']['mail'];
>    $account['pass'] = $form_state['values']['pass'];
>    $account['status'] = 1;
>    $account = user_save(array(), $account);
>    // Now set the uid of the profile node to be owned by this new  
> account.
>    $form_state['values']['uid'] = $account->uid;
>  }
> }
> ?>

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