What I am trying to accomplish with this is to have a URL for the API accessible via Drupal.settings so I can get to it from PhP and js with Drupal 7.41.

I have put this at the top of my custombootstrap.module file:

function yourmodule_init(){
    drupal_add_js(array('yourmodule' => array('myurl' => $apiurl)), array('type' => 'setting'));

In a file called mapLayer.js I use the code like this:

var List_Users_Map = function(){
var userId = $('#uid-loged').val();
//linkedRequests(userId);   // RCD- CAll
    url: Drupal.settings.yourmodule.myurl+'linked_users_gis/x-api-key/blahhhhhhhhhhTq4SWuCiLONePNfschNft',
    type: 'GET',

Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'myurl' of undefined can be seen here in chrome dev tools. It looks like it gets to 'yourmodule' but no further.

  • are you using a drupal behavoir ? otherwise settings won't be populated – rémy Nov 19 '15 at 17:17
  • Per the docs you should not be using hook_init to add JS or CSS as it will not be fired on cached pages. Instead use your theme functions such as theme_preprocess_html(&$vars) here are the docs. – sareed Nov 19 '15 at 19:33

your init hook seems to be wrong, change the function name to custombootstrap_init, where the init hook is not the best choice for adding a js setting ..

in drupal it's good practice to use a behavoir, so wrap your js code like:

Drupal.behaviors.myModuleBehavoir = {
  attach: function (context, settings) {

and then just use settings.yourmodule.myurl

  • when I change the function name to custombootstrap_init I get the same error, – Ryan Nov 19 '15 at 17:38
  • try a different hook and make sure it gets hit – rémy Nov 19 '15 at 21:16

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