Changing The Default Value Of A Form Field In Your Custom Drupal 7 Module
3 years 5 months ago
I guess I couldnt stay in the dark about hooks forever. They are actually quite useful. Here was my problem:
I am using a custom profile type for a drupal commerce site in drupal 7. It is a simple profile type with one simple text field called "From Name". All I wanted to do was have this be prepopulated with the default value from their last order.
This was hard to find a module for. Commerce Address Books is awesome, and I am using it for my billing address, but it is specifically for addresses. So, after alot of trial and error I found out I needed to alter the form. So, i added a function in my custom module "goodycerts" called goodycerts_form_alter.
I definitely needed to clear the cache before this started working. It also took alot of work to figure out how to select that field. Drupal 7 adds more selectors than Drupal 6 and most of the stuff out there is related to 6.
Its exciting to level up on my Drupal knowledge with this. I feel like I am only a few levels away from creating my own modules for the Drupal community.