I added a custom button to my form which I want to call a function which grabs some values from that form, email them out to whomever, and then save the form. I have successfully emailing the value, but I cannot get the form to save.

function my_mod_form_node_form_alter(&$form, &$form_state, $form_id) {

    $type = $form['type']['#value'];
    if($type !== 'support_ticket')

    $form['actions']['submit2'] = array(
        '#type' => 'submit', 
        '#value' => t('Accept And Close'),
    return $form;

function my_mod_email_and_close(&$form, &$form_state) does not contain any logic to actually save the form values. It only checks the form for some values and emails those values out.

I need to save the form however, how do I also get this custom button to submit and save the form. I tried adding these lines to the bottom of my_mod_email_and_close()

$form_id = $form['form_id']['#value'];
drupal_form_submit($form_id, $form_state);

but it doesn't actually save. I get 2 of the same errrors however: Trying to get property of non-object in _support_assigned() from a different module so I am not sure whats going on.

Perhaps I am using the wrong hook?

  • Where are you trying to save these values?
    – Clive
    Sep 22, 2015 at 13:14
  • And what errors did you get?
    – leymannx
    Sep 22, 2015 at 13:33
  • I edited my post to provide more information.
    – rugbert
    Sep 22, 2015 at 13:58

1 Answer 1


Add the original form's submit function to your #submit array in addition to your custom function.


  • perfect, thanks! Also - the hook to call in my custom #submit value is 'node_form_submit'
    – rugbert
    Sep 22, 2015 at 14:05

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