I'm using Webforms module and, in particular, a Date field. Using built-in validation and intentionally triggering the validation error, the message looks like follows:

The entered date must be 04/04/1914 or later.

Have no error here. What I need is to customize that error message (I need to show (1) a different message, and (2) in a different language).

Question: How can I alter the webform to override the message with my custom one?

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Go ahead and download this https://drupal.org/node/1209450 module in zip. there are two zips you can download any one. here is the code can you use now

function modulename_message_alter(&$message) {

       foreach($message->messages['error'] as &$val) {
        if(preg_match('@The entered date must be \w+/\w+/\w+ or \w+.@',$val)){
            $val='This is not correct date';
  • It is not working: my hook (ensured replacing modulename with my actual module name) is never invoked. Apr 4, 2014 at 19:59
  • @LuisMasuelli did u clear cache?
    – Ali Nouman
    Apr 4, 2014 at 20:00
  • yes, the first think I thought about, was in the treacherous cache. Apr 4, 2014 at 20:01
  • ok, dpm($message) and see do you get some thing?
    – Ali Nouman
    Apr 4, 2014 at 20:07
  • I made it work. Don't know what happened ... just reinstalled/reactivated the module. Apr 4, 2014 at 20:13

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