After a user has a submitted a form how do I determine how to reference individual form field values in $form_state['values'] ?


For example, I have several fields in my form, such as 'field_organization' that would normally be accessed (for CSS) purposes, like so:


I have others in my form that have even more convoluted paths such as

['und'][0]['another-name']['a-fourth-name'], etc.

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You can access $form_state['values'] of a field in like

$variable = $form_state['values']['your_field_name'];

After saving you can access like this

$variable = $form['your_field_name']['und'][0]['value']; 

For more information please check

  1. $form_state keys
  2. What is $form_state used for ?

Hope this will help you.

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