I am finally getting to Entity Construction Kit. I have built out my entity with fields, I have also set up a feed to import data into the entity.

However, I also need to build a form that will push data into the entity fields in the database. I need to know how to do this. I have search and have yet to find anything that explains or shares knowledge on how to handle this.

Has any built a form that will insert data into the database without a custom coded module?

I do not want to add data from the 'entity list' tab. I actually have a use case where I need to insert several rows of the same thing. So, for instance when doctors show up at an event yet they don't give us there information I still need to insert 5 MD's showed up for the event.

Hopefully this makes sense. Any help is greatly appreciated!!!

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this sounds like something Views Bulk Operations or Rules could do, eg you make a "url link" (with Rules Link module) to call an action to add a doctor to an event. You could make more than 1 link, and ever link could have a custom ?number_of_doctors=N value on it to update the Entity with N number of blank doctor entries.

  • Thanks for the reply. I can look into that, however, I am still looking for a way to build an EntityForm and get the fields, like First Name etc, into the database fields for the Entity's that I created. I am looking into Form API and Entity API but the process is not straight forward for a site builder.
    – timwhelan
    Commented Sep 4, 2014 at 12:52
  • I am using ECK and create 3 form but 2 forms is working fine.. 3rd form I am calling one menu callback in 3rd form i have created 3 fields 2 fields i am getting value through entity refrence but when i submit eck form in the database value not inserted but row is created Commented Nov 17, 2014 at 13:09
  • this sounds really weird, and i'm not sure how to help now. sorry.
    – tenken
    Commented Nov 17, 2014 at 15:50

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