I am creating an example report of user data based on selection criteria selected in a form. I can create the form variables, and I can redirect the user to the report output page, but how do I include the selection criteria variables in the redirect? Here is my module code:

 * @file
 * Example form module that creates a users report.

 * Implements hook_menu().
function example_form_menu() {
  $items = array();
  $items['example-form'] = array(
    'title' => 'Example Form',
    'description' => 'Provides search criteria for the Users report',
    'page callback' => 'drupal_get_form',
    'page arguments' => array('example_form_create_form'),
    'access arguments' => array('access content'),
    'type' => MENU_NORMAL_ITEM,

  $items['example-form-output'] = array(
    'title' => 'Report output',
    'description' => 'Output page for Users report',
    'page callback' => 'example_form_output_page',
    'access arguments' => array('access content'),
  return $items;

 * Creates a form.
function example_form_create_form($form, &$form_submit) {
  $form['title'] = array(
    '#title' => t('User'),
    '#type' => 'textfield',
    '#description' => 'Search for a User.',

  $form['user-date-created-comparison'] = array(
    '#title' => t('Creation Date'),
    '#type' => 'select',
    '#options' => drupal_map_assoc(
        t('is greater than:'),
        t('is less than:'),
        t('is equal to:'),
    '#empty_option' => '',

  $form['user-created-date'] = array(
    '#type' => 'date_popup',
    '#date_format' => 'm/d/Y',
    '#date_label_position' => 'within',

  $form['submit'] = array(
    '#type' => 'submit',
    '#value' => 'Submit',

  return $form;

 * Implements hook_form_alter().
function example_form_form_alter(&$form, $form_state, $form_id) {
  if ($form_id == "example_form_create_form") {
    $form['submit']['#submit'][] = 'example_form_redirect_handler';

 * Attaches the redirect to the submitted form.
function example_form_redirect_handler($form, &$form_state) {

  $form_state['redirect'] = 'example-form-output';

 * Creates the report output page.
function example_form_output_page() {

  // Here is where I am stuck. How do I access the form variables?

  // Call db_select()

  $html = "<h1>Report Output:</h1>";

  // Display users, roles, creation date, etc. based on the search
  // criteria supplied in the form.

  return $html;

I think you pass some arguments when you redirect the page to another page. You can pass arguments like this way..

$form_state['redirect'] = array(
    'query' => array(
      'foo' => 'bar',
    'fragment' => 'baz',

Or You also can use drupal_goto() like this

drupal_goto('your_url', array('query'=>array(
...... ...

You can check below links for more information. https://api.drupal.org/api/drupal/includes!form.inc/function/drupal_redirect_form/7 https://www.drupal.org/node/291680 https://api.drupal.org/api/drupal/includes%21common.inc/function/drupal_goto/7

Note : Ignore to use this options. And last options is $_SESSION variable. you can store your data in session and after getting data from session in your destination page you unset that particular session data.

  • I agree with this suggestions except using drupal_goto directly. If drupal_goto is used in a submit handler submit workflow is broken. It may work, but when another submit hanlder is needed that goes after the submit with drupal_goto it will fail as it can be executed. – sanzante Mar 5 '15 at 10:50

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