[development] Hidden required select field with default value

Idan Arbel idan at arbel-designs.com
Fri Nov 11 15:58:59 UTC 2011

thanks but I’m not sure #access is what I need:


this is and edit form, a long form with multiple field groups.


If the user access the site in with profile/2/edit/company

I’d like to hide all field groups instead of those in the company field group, but have them keep their pre-entered values.


Doesn’t access deny access to the field?


I don’t mind  changing the required to FALSE since I’m hiding the field anyway…




From: development-bounces at drupal.org [mailto:development-bounces at drupal.org] On Behalf Of Randy Fay
Sent: Friday, November 11, 2011 5:55 PM
To: development at drupal.org
Subject: Re: [development] Hidden required select field with default value


I think you have to make your own validation function instead of using the one that comes by default and supports #required.

Use #access (not #hidden) to hide the field.

Then in your validator, check to see whether it's OK that the field is not filled in, and notify as needed.


On Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 8:50 AM, Idan Arbel <idan at arbel-designs.com> wrote:

When setting the #type = hidden

The field is hidden, but when trying to submit the form I get an error about the fields being required.

Looking at the $form dump, I see that the select field has a default value. (a term id). 

I tried changing the Required to false when hiding but then the field looses its value.

Randy Fay
Drupal Module and Site Development
randy at randyfay.com
+1  970.462.7450

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