I want to unset a fieldset programmatically which is available in the content type. I tried to unset like this in hook_form_alter,


But it doesn't work, where as hiding individual fields works in the same format. I tried hide() too , but still it doesn't work.

Any help will be much appreciated and Thanks in advance.

4 Answers 4


The mentioned solution ['#access'] = false will be a possible solution, but if it's not working you may try:

 * Implements hook_form_FORM_ID_alter().
function YOUR_MODULE_form_FORM_ID_alter(&$form, &$form_state) {

  $form['#after_build'][] = 'YOUR_MODULE_form_FORM_ID_after_build';


/**Replace MACHINE_NAME with your fieldset group machine name.**/

function YOUR_MODULE_form_FORM_ID_after_build(&$form, &$form_state) {

  // Hide the B2B group.
  field_group_hide_field_groups($form, array('group_MACHINE_NAME'));

  return $form;
  • Its still showing the fieldset after adding the hook_form_FORM_ID_alter and _after_build() also.
    – Ram
    May 28, 2015 at 6:06
  • Is the FORM ID correct may be its not working because of the form id.
    – Sidharth
    May 28, 2015 at 6:12
  • you can use GET FORM ID module to check that
    – Sidharth
    May 28, 2015 at 6:17
  • I haven't used the recent version of field groups module and field_group_hide_field_groups() is not available in that version. Now updated the field groups version and seems to be working fine.
    – Ram
    May 28, 2015 at 6:45

The Drupal form API has the #access element for fields that toggles visibility. If you need hide a fieldset, you'll need to do both.

$form['field_first_deposit']['#access'] = false;
  • 1
    I tried that option also and it doesn't seems to be working.Its showing the fieldset.
    – Ram
    May 28, 2015 at 5:11
  • It looks like you have to do both hide() & #access.
    – Shawn Conn
    May 28, 2015 at 5:27
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    Having both also still it doesn't help.
    – Ram
    May 28, 2015 at 5:44

You can try below code :

$form['field_first_deposit']['#access'] = '0';

It will hide the field


For Drupal 8/9 this works

$form['field_first_deposit']['#access'] = false;

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